When was the Harlem Cultural Festival? The Harlem Cultural Festival, also known as “Black Woodstock”, was a series of music concerts held in Harlem, Manhattan, New York City during the summer of 1969 to celebrate African American music and culture and to promote the continued politics of Black pride.
Who paid for the Harlem Cultural Festival? The festival organizer, Tony Lawrence, and festival producer, Hal Tulchin, thought that “Black Woodstock” would be a no-brainer for TV when they captured it. Lawrence got Maxwell House to pay for it. It was low budget, but it was still enough to capture fifty hours of footage.
Why was the Harlem Cultural Festival forgotten? TV networks. Why have most people, including me, never heard of the Harlem Cultural Festival? TV producer Hal Tulchin filmed the whole thing, but his attempts to interest the TV networks in his footage failed and, apart from some local TV broadcasts at the time, nobody saw the fruits of his labours for decades.
Where did Harlem Cultural Festival take place? The multi-day outdoor concert event will be a reimagining of the 1969 fest and take place in Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park, where the original took place when it was known as Mount Morris Park.