Summer time of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Might Not Be Televised)

Over six searing Sundays in the summertime of 1969, almost 300,000 folks flocked to Mount Morris Park to attend the Harlem Cultural Pageant, a live performance sequence that featured the likes of Nina Simone, B.B. King, and Stevie Marvel. It was a triumphant, jubilant, and vibrant celebration of black tradition. After which it was forgotten. … Read more