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The Harlem Renaissance

The Harlem Renaissance began with hope. With Jim Crow segregation in south and factories emptied of workers after WWI, African Americans flocked to cities like Chicago, Detroit and New York. The New York neighborhood of Harlem drew in a large number of black writers, artists and intellectuals and the works they produced were, for one of the first times, noticed by the white population. Spanning through the 20's, the Harlem Renaissance was one of America's brightest cultural movements.

  • 1.

    The Apollo Theatre

    The Apollo Theatre

    The theatre that could make and break the legends of both the Harlem Renaissance and today.

  • 2.

    The New York Amsterdam News

    The New York Amsterdam News

    An anchor of Black Harlem

  • 3.

    National Jazz Museum

    National Jazz Museum

    The center for all things jazz in Harlem.

  • 4.

    Striver's Row

    Striver's Row

    Harlem's historic block of brownstones.

  • 5.

    The Cotton Club

    The Cotton Club

    The all-white jazz club that the african american community turned into gold.

  • 6.

    Langston Hughes' Home

    Langston Hughes' Home

    Brownstone of the most famous Harlem Renaissance poet.

  • 7.

    Duke Ellington's Home

    Duke Ellington's Home

    Where "The Duke" laid his head.

  • 8.

    The Savoy Ballroom

    The Savoy Ballroom

    A place where everyone is welcome.

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