Voices of the Harlem Renaissance Revisited at NC History Center

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.