The free “Lighthouse in New York” display, which offers a rare glimpse into the lives, activities and struggles of early Caribbean immigrants in New York, opens Sept. 27, Jared McCallister reports in this article for The New York Daily News.
Those who think Caribbean immigrants are newcomers to New York really need to think again. The 79-year-old Antigua and Barbuda Progressive Society shatters that untruth.
The Manhattan-based organization will have its history and decades-long dedication to Caribbean culture and Harlem, and some of its artifacts, touted in “A Lighthouse in New York: Opening Reception & Panel Discussion,” a free exhibition at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Blvd. (at W. 135th St.), from 6 p.m to 9 p.m., in Manhattan, on Sept. 27.
Attendees at the Schomburg opening must register, so visit http://bit.ly/lighthouseinnewyork. The exhibit closes Jan. 4, 2014.
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