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The iconic 100 Men Hall in Bay Saint Louis is celebrating its Centennial Year from June 2022 – June 2023 with four themed weekends: The Ancestors Weekend (June 17-19, 2022), The Chitlin’ Circuit (October 14-16, 2022), The Harlem Renaissance Weekend (February 3-5, 2023), and The Rise of the DJ/Disco Weekend (June 16-19, 2023). 

Harlem Renaissance Weekend - My People Are Beautiful (Langston Hughes) layered with Richmond Barthé

The Harlem Renaissance weekend is captured in a commemorative, letterpress poster created by Kennedy Prints and proclaiming My People (are beautiful) by Langston Hughes. 

The night is beautiful,
So the faces of my people.

The stars are beautiful,
So the eyes of my people.

Beautiful, also, is the sun.
Beautiful, also, are the souls of my people.

and will be available for purchase at the Hall or online. 

This is the third of four customized posters that Kennedy Prints will be designing and producing, one of each will be donated to the archives of Mississippi Universities and Colleges. The Harlem Renaissance Weekend poster (19 x 12.5) pays homage to local artist Richmond Barthé and includes a quote by Langston Hughes. They are available as a single poster and colors may vary.