The Ort Library is pleased to present two new displays for February.
The first display, located on the 3rd floor (by the main entrance) focuses on the Harlem Renaissance. The Harlem Renaissance is defined as the time between the end of World War I and the mid 1930’s in which Harlem became the center of a cultural, social, and artistic movement. The display also highlights several artists who were famous during the Harlem Renaissance, including Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Louis Armstrong. Works by and about these artists are featured in the display.
The second display, also located on the 3rd floor (located between the 4 stand-up PCs) highlights the 50th anniversary of the Beatles coming to the United States and playing The Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964. The Fab Four, as they were known, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, took the world by storm during the 1960’s with their catchy rock tunes. From 1963 to 1970, the Beatles released 20 albums, with 8 albums released in 1964 alone.
Continuing from last month, the display located on the 5th floor of the library highlights the career of Amelia Earhart, one of aviation’s pioneering women. She completed her first solo flight in 1921 and in 1932 became the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean. By 1937, she wanted to go after the next big aviation record, flying around the world. Unfortunately, just about 7000 miles from completing this record, her plane along with her navigator, Fred Noonan, disappeared. No trace of Earhart, Noonan, or the plane has ever been found.
The three displays will be available through the end of February.