16mm Film: 16mm Film Screening - Oscar Micheaux's 'Murder in Harlem'

Date and Time
Wednesday, June 1, 2022, 6 - 7:30 PM
End times are approximate. Events may end early or late.


Fully accessible to wheelchairs
Event Details

Murder in Harlem

Henry Glory, a door-to-door black salesman, meets and falls in love with Claudia Vance. On his way to her home, hoping to pledge his devotion, Henry is beaten and robbed, never having the opportunity to see Claudia. Three years later, Claudia visits a Washington D.C. law office and discovers that Henry is now a prosperous lawyer. She enlists his aid in proving the innocence of her brother, a night watchman, accused of murdering a white woman. Will they be able to prove the innocence of Claudia’s brother and the guilt of the real killer? And what of Henry and Claudia’s love?


While no registration is required, you may email andrewfairweather@nypl.org if you wish to receive a reminder a day before/day of the screening, as well as notifications about possible postponements or cancellations.

This screening will take place in-person at the Seward Park branch.

Parental guidance under 18.

Assistive Listening and ASL
ASL interpretation and real-time (CART) captioning available upon request. Please submit your request at least two weeks in advance by emailing accessibility@nypl.org.