welcome to the dawn of the jazz age
Welcome to The Remembrance Project, a digital, print and musical centennial tribute to James Reese Europe and the Harlem Hellfighters Regimental Band of World War I. A labor of love for several years, this is a collaboration between writers, musicians, artists, and scholars. There was no better time to launch than during these critical centennial years. 2017 marked the centennial of when the 369th regimental band’s formation, 2018 is the 100th anniversary of when the band’s time in France “fighting the good fight” and ushering in the Jazz Age. The year 2019 will celebrate their heroic return home and the untimely death of Lt. Europe.
“the literary imagining of unspoken history about black lives that mattered but have not been visualized." —Reginald Flood, Professor of African American Literature, NEA Creative Writing Fellow, and author of COFFLE
Love, War & Jazz Podcast Launch February 2
Featuring readings, vintage and original music! Details TBA
Executive Producer H. Buchanan @ SPL
Love, War & Jazz Podcast Program at the Southfield Public Library
Remembrance Featured in D.C.
Remembrance: Arrival at the 92nd Annual Black History Luncheon in Washington D.C.