Plaque Unveiling: 27 Cooper Square

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Tuesday June 20

6:00 PM  –  7:00 PM

In the 1960s, this 1845 former rooming house became a laboratory for artistic, literary and political currents, including growing activism among African-America artists. Writers LeRoi and Hettie Jones, their Yugen magazine and Totem Press, musician Archie Shepp and painter Elizabeth Murray all had homes here.  The vacant building was transformed into a vital hub of cultural life, attracting leading figures including those from the Beats and the world of jazz.

In partnership with Two Boots Foundation, GVSHP will salute 27 Cooper Square with a plaque commemorating this important history. A short ceremony will precede the plaque’s unveiling; speakers include Hettie Jones, who still lives at 27 Cooper Square.

Free. Reservations required.
[This event is fully accessible.]