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Harlem Renaissance

The Cotton Club might be Harlem’s most famous surviving jazz venue, but during the Harlem Renaissance that started after World War I and ended sometime during the Great Depression, it was also the neighborhood’s most notorious. It had been opened by Jack Johnson, the first African American world heavyweight boxing champion, as the Club Deluxe (or Club De Luxe) in 1920.

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The Harlem renaissance was a cultural and artistic movement for African Americans in new york. Black people were able to move the city during the war, and once there a talented community came together to create the Harlem Renaissance.

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from MadameNoire

Black History Month: Scenes From The Harlem Renaissance

Duke Ellington performed regularly here, and Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday both launched their careers at the venue’s amateur night. You can say that the Apollo Theater was the ‘Motown’ before Motown. Today, the theater stands as an artifact on the bustling 125th street.

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Awesome photo...... African American flappers out and about town dressed to the nines in the roaring twenties, Harlem, NYC. African American vernacular photography.

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Black Then | The Black & Beautiful Club: Fabulous Fashion Of “The Harlem Renaissance”

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from Welcome to Harlem's Blog

The women of the Gay Harlem Renaissance

Harlem Renaissance artists | The women of the Gay Harlem Renaissance | Welcome to Harlem's Blog

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from Black Girl with Long Hair

17 Stunning Images of Black Women During the Harlem Renaissance Era

Josephine Baker. #HarlemRainassance #MoveUptown and become a part of #Harlem community. Follow @bohemiarealty

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from PBS NewsHour Extra

Black History Month resources for the classroom

Langston Hughes, my poetic godfather. Without him, there would be no me.

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