The story of a profound, essential, and, until now, missing chapter in the history of American music: the indigenous influence.
Twin artists Morgan and Marvin Smith's work documented the vibrant beauty of the Harlem Renaissance.
Twin artists Morgan and Marvin Smith's work in photographs, paintings, and film documented the vibrant beauty of Harlem's Golden Age, influencing the world's perception of African-Americans. The images of M & M Smith captured the energy and emotion of Harlem in all its nuances: Lindy hoppers at the Savoy Ballroom, legendary performers like Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday, street corner orators, boxer Joe Louis, demonstrations supporting the Anti-Lynching Bill, and Adam Clayton Powell's "Don't Buy Where You Can't Work" campaign. Narrated by Ruby Dee, and featuring Eartha Kitt.