Tryon Palace African American Lecture Series continues Sept. 17
Voices from the gilded era of the Harlem Renaissance will resound at the North Carolina History Center Thursday, Sept. 17, from 7-8:30 p.m., for the Tryon Palace African American Lecture Series.
Antuan Hawkins and Sharon Mervin will use various mediums to personify the Harlem Renaissance, a period in the 1920s and 1930s when politics, power, race, gender and the arts were used to convey a unified black voice to the rest of the world.
A graduate of Chowan University where he studied music and performance, Hawkins has entertained audiences for stage and film from Birmingham to New York City. Hawkins will be joined by Mervin, a jazz vocalist who studied journalism at the University of Mount Olive.
The performance will begin at 7 p.m. in Cullman Performance Hall and is free, thanks to a generous donation from the Harold H. Bate Foundation. Special hearing devices are available if needed. Contact Tryon Palace 48 hours in advance of the performance to make arrangements.