Scene in Newark: the Tiny Prince Collection

Scene in Newark: the Tiny Prince Collection

Carl “Tiny Prince” Brinson was a writer, editor, publisher, and city worker. Born in Newark in 1917, he documented the nightlife of Newark’s flourishing club scene, and the social gatherings that happened every day in Newark and nearby towns — barbeques, graduations, fashion shows, Negro League baseball games, weddings, political events, and benefit dinners, raising money for charitable organizations. Come see a selection of the photographs, rare publications, and other memorabilia, documenting remarkable facets of African American life in Newark from the 1950s to the 1970s.

Exhibit on view from June 26 to August 26, 2017
2nd Floor Gallery, Main Library, 5 Washington Street, Newark

Curated by Nadine Sergejeff, with assistance from Alisha Grant

There will be a program, Newark After Dark: Club Scene from the ’50s through the ’70s with a reception, panel discussion, and live music.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Centennial Hall, Main Library
5 Washington Street, Newark

You can seen more images from the Tiny Prince Collection by visiting the Library’s My Newark Story digital archive.  The Tiny Prince Collection is one of many collections documenting the Great Migration and Latino immigration to Newark that are being digitized and made available in the My Newark Story project, made possible by a generous grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

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Image: Joe Chaneyfield (New Community Corporation), George Branch (Central Ward Councilman), Cora Lamb, and Ellen Watson. Photo from the Tiny Prince Collection, Charles F. Cummings New Jersey Information Center, Newark Public Library.

 

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