About The Harlem in Havana Project

The Harlem in Havana Project aims to entertain, titillate and educate audiences about the significant role Leon Claxton's Harlem in Havana Revue played in shaping and spreading Black and Afro-Cuban entertainment and during the Jim Crow era. 

Created by artist and documentarian, Leslie Cunningham, the goal of the project is to revive Harlem in Havana's rich history through a variety of thought-provoking content, including: 
This multimedia documentary project will engage communities of color in a way they are not being served in the media today. Ultimately, this project is a celebration of our multi-faceted past and a path for the descendants of African-Americans and Latinos to reflect, embrace, and liberate their own stories from historical amnesia. 

Leon Claxton was a tireless humanitarian who used his popular stage shows as a vehicle to raise money for worthy organizations and needy children in the U.S. and Western Canada. In the spirit of his philanthropy work, we have selected StandUp~SpeakOut (SUSO) of North Carolina as the recipient of a portion of the film distribution funds. SUSO-NC helps at risk youth of color by providing advocacy and therapeutic support through art therapy. SUSO works with children and teenagers who are victims or witnesses to domestic violence and sexual abuse. To learn more or to donate directly to the organization, visit http://www.susonc.orgThank you for your support.