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136 West Project Writing Collective 

The Harlem Renaissance was an intellectual and cultural revival of African-American music, dance, art, fashion, literature, theater, politics and scholarship centered in Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, spanning the 1920s and 1930s. During that time period, everyone clamored for an invitation to one place: a grand townhouse on West 136th Street.

That's where poets and writers, artists, musicians and activists of the Harlem Renaissance like Countee Cullen, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, W.E.B. Du Bois, Muriel Draper, Nora Holt, Witter Bynner, Andy Razaf, Taylor Gordon, Carl Van Vechten, Clarence Darrow, Alberta Hunter, and James Weldon Johnson.

Inspired by these men and women and the time in which we live, Sub:Culture Publishing has launched its new project: 136 West Writing Collective.


136 West is an online publication dedicated to highlighting the experiences, perspectives, and work of students of color on campus. The publication strives to give unique insights into the diverse perspectives of students navigating higher education in the 21st century.

Every issue includes various pieces that capture students’ experiences and showcase the innovative ideas and works of BIPOC students through various mediums; articles, poems, short stories, commentaries, interviews, reviews, and artwork.

136 West is the most appropriate name for this collective of college students of color who create content for the community, the culture, and those with an ear to hear.*


*Source: How A'Lelia Walker And The Dark Tower Shaped The Harlem Renaissance: National Trust for Historic Preservation

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