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Black History Month: Scenes From The Harlem Renaissance

A look back at time: Duke Ellington and so many other musical inspirations of an era


"Underneath the Harlem Moon" - vintage sheet music from the 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.


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


Ethel Waters- She was a celebrity performer in the Harlem Renaissance (1920s)

Harlem Renaissance Fashion | .. | African American ...

Harlem Renaissance map by Ephemera Press

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Black History Month resources for the classroom

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