Black Writers, the Jazz Age, and the Harlem Renaissance | Members Only Behind the Bookcase Preview (in-person)

Date / Time

  • February 1, 2023
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


2008-2010 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103, United States




Get an exclusive first look at our newest Behind the Bookcase tour Black Writers, the Jazz Age, and the Harlem Renaissance. Coordinator of Public Programs Isabel Stevens will take members on an exploration of our diverse collection of books, letters, and artifacts from some of the Harlem Renaissance’s most influential writers. 

Be the first to hear the compelling stories of individuals who changed America and the world! 

Beginning with Paul Laurence Dunbar, the first acclaimed Black poet after Emancipation, we’ll spend the bulk of our time with letters and first editions of poet Langston Hughes and philosopher Alain LeRoy Locke- including the keystone work of the Harlem Renaissance, Locke’s The New Negro.    

About Behind the Bookcase: Hands-on Tours at The Rosenbach

Behind the Bookcase: Hands-on Tours offer unparalleled access to see, and even touch, rare and important items not usually on view to the public. Each program is dedicated to a different author, theme, or topic and grants a truly hands-on experience with materials in The Rosenbach’s inspiring collection.

See all upcoming tours hereSpace is limited and advance registration is strongly recommended.