BOOK

Harlem in Havana: Memories From The Black Side of the World’s Largest Carnival Midway
by John Cunningham

John Cunningham- a writer, musician, artist and longtime carnival enthusiast from San Diego, California, takes readers on a riveting journey into the world of carnival life from the black perspective in his new book, HARLEM IN HAVANA: Memories From The Black Side of the World’s Largest Midway. Raised by show promoters, burlesque dancers and musicians, John offers keen insight into the world of the “brown-skinned” traveling carnival shows in the 1940s and 50s and the impact they had on American carnival history.