Harlem is Nowhere at the Studio Museum

As part of the Up/Down, North/South three-part series at the Studio Museum in Harlem, author Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts and designer V. Mitch McEwen (former college roommates) discussed  Rhodes-Pitts’ first book Harlem is Nowhere: A Journey to the Mecca of Black America.

The free program was standing room only  and opened up a conversation about retaining Harlem’s past and pondered what gentrification means for Harlem’s future.

Rhodes-Pitts, a Harvard graduate, has been getting quite a bit of press for her first book, which she says is the first of a trilogy that documents Harlem, New Orleans, and Haiti.

If you missed Rhodes-Pitt at the Studio Museum, you can catch her on February 1st at Hue-Man Bookstore or February 5th at the Maysles Cinema.

Read more about Harlem is Nowhere:

Boston Globe

NPR

New York Times

Photos by D. Bell/Uptownflavor

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