Known as one of the most culturally-romantic periods in American History, the Harlem Renaissance would leave a lasting impression.
It all began in the very early 1900’s, when a large migration of Southern blacks transformed the neighborhood just north of New York City’s Central Park into the most populous African-American community in the country.
By the 1920’s, Harlem had become the epicenter of Black American art, music and literature – and soon was exploding with nightlife.
Jazz Age Harlem offered an openness and freedom for those “in the life,” the term often used for those attracted to their own sex. While the word “homosexual” was never mentioned, gays and lesbians found a place to flourish.
“The Rainbow Minute,” a radio show on WRIR, Richmond Independent Radio, is produced by Judd Proctor and Brian Burns and airs on 97.3 FM every Weekday at 9:03am, 12:30pm and 4:30pm. Listen to the WRIR’s audio stream here.
The Rainbow Minute is produced by Judd Proctor and Brian Burns and airs on 97.3 FM, WRIR Richmond Independent Radio, every Weekday at 7:59 a.m, 12:29 p.m. and 4:59 p.m. Listen to the WRIR’s audio stream here.
On Thursday, Diversity Richmond, in partnership with WRIR, will host its third radio show, this time on LGBT sexuality and in front of a live audience. The organization’s new monthly series that broadcasts on 97.3 FM addresses LGBT issues. Diversity Richmond’s first show launched two months ago and featured SAGE Central Virginia, a program Diversity [...]