Harlem Reimagined Exhibit at MLK Library

Thirty-four years after the death of James Van Der Zee, renowned photographer, who chronicled the Harlem Renaissance and the greater Black community from 1906-1983, SJSU students led by Dr. D. Michael Cheers, School of Journalism and Mass Communications, along with David Early, retired columnist, San Jose Mercury News, conducted a four-day cross country journey to experience the unique global diversity of New York City, November 2017.

A team of photojournalists from San Jose State University joined students from George Washington University and three high schools to capture life in Harlem today, as it deals with gentrification. Forty-five students, teachers and community members participated in the four-day project.

You are invited to attend the opening of the Harlem Reimagined exhibition today, Thursday, February 8th, with a reception from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.  It will be held at the Martin Luther King Jr. Library, 2nd floor.

At the exhibition opening​​, the SJSU photojournalism students will be joined by students from Satellite Academy High School in New York, along with several San Jose community photographers who participated in the project.

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