From Downtown to Uptown: Reflections on the Cultural History of Harlem

6/16/2016, 1:53 p.m.
Monday, June 13, approximately 200 artists, historians and community participants gathered at MIST Harlem (46 W. 116th St.) for a ...
Moderator Lee Daniels and panelists Jasmine Griffin, Ozier Muhammad and Deirdre Hollman Hubert Williams

Monday, June 13, approximately 200 artists, historians and community participants gathered at MIST Harlem (46 W. 116th St.) for a rich, spirited discussion of Harlem’s unique cultural history. The program, entitled From Downtown to Uptown: Reflections on the Cultural History of Harlem, was organized by Community Works in association with MIST Harlem and the Harlem Arts Alliance.

Distinguished journalist Lee A. Daniels led a panel of participants, including Farah Jasmine Griffin, a Columbia University professor; Deirdre L. Hollman, director of Exhibitions and Education at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture; and prize-winning photojournalist Ozier Muhammad. This dialogue was part of the public program series for Harlem. A state of mind exhibition is on view at MIST featuring the work of 14 community artists. Community Works is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bridging differences between neighborhoods through school and community programming.