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  Alain Locke: Harlem
For most of New York, Harlem is merely a rough rectangle of common-place city blocks, lying between and to east and west of Lenox and Seventh Avenues, stretching nearly a mile north and south--and unaccountably full of Negroes.
Another Harlem is savored by the few--a Harlem of racy music and racier dancing, of cabarets famous or notorious according to their kind, of amusement in which abandon and sophistication are cheek by jowl--a Harlem which draws the connoisseur in diversion as well as the undiscriminating sightseer.
This Harlem is the fertile source of the "shuffling " and "rollin'" and "runnin' wild" revues that establish themselves season after season in "downtown" theaters.
etext.lib.virginia.edu /harlem/LocHarlF.html   (1747 words)

 PAL: Harlem Renaissance: A Brief Introduction
Harlem Renaissance (HR) is the name given to the period from the end of World War I and through the middle of the 1930s Depression, during which a group of talented African-American writers produced a sizable body of literature in the four prominent genres of poetry, fiction, drama, and essay.
Harlem Renaissance profited from a spirit of self-determination which was widespread after W.W.I. Harlem Renaissance could not escape its history and culture in its attempt to create a new one.
Harlem Renaissance's legacy is limited by the character of the Renaissance.
www.csustan.edu /english/reuben/pal/chap9/9intro.html   (1886 words)

 Poets.org - Poetry, Poems, Bios & More - A Brief Guide to the Harlem Renaissance
The major figures of this movement, known as the Harlem Renaissance, were enlightened by education and nourished by folk sources such as fl music and the fl church.
Langston Hughes, often referred to as the "unofficial Poet Laureate of the race," remains the central figure of the Harlem Renaissance.
James Weldon Johnson was both the elder statesman and the Renaissance Man of the Harlem Renaissance: in addition to his successful literary life as a poet, novelist, and editor, he served as secretary general of the NAACP and as a consul in the U.S. Diplomatic Corps.
www.poets.org /viewmedia.php/prmMID/5657   (693 words)

 Online NewsHour Forum: Harlem Renaissance -- February 20, 1998
In this exhibit, the Harlem Renaissance is more than a phenomenon confined to artists of color in a few square miles of Manhattan.
In Harlem, "Negro life is seizing upon its first chances for group expression and self-determination," Locke wrote in the introduction.
Josephine Baker was considered too dark to be a star in Harlem and had to move to Paris before receiving international acclaim.
www.pbs.org /newshour/forum/february98/harlem_2-20.html   (586 words)

 Maps & Neighborhoods - Harlem
By the turn of the 20th century, the neighborhood prospered and, by the 1920s, Harlem had become the most famous fl community in the United States, perhaps in the whole world.
Harlem's main thoroughfare is 125th Street, where you can find the famous Apollo Theater, a concert venue for luminaries as well as a rite of passage for rising musicians.
The Studio Museum of Harlem is one of the community's showplaces, housing a large collection of sculpture, paintings and photographs and specializing in African-American artists as well as artists of African descent.
www.nycvisit.com /content/index.cfm?pagePkey=435   (453 words)

  Harlem Renaissance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Baker, Houston A. Modernism and the Harlem Renaissance.
The Harlem Renaissance: A Historical Dictionary for the Era.
Harlem Renaissance and Beyond: Literary Biographies of 100 Black Women Writers.
www.georgetown.edu /tamlit/collab_bib/harlem_bib.html   (398 words)

 New York (city)/Harlem - Wikitravel
Harlem is a district of Upper Manhattan in the city of New York, recognised globally as a center of African-American culture and business.
Further north from Harlem are Washington Heights and Inwood, unlikely to be on most tourists' radar screen but also fast improving from their days as by-words for urban blight.
Harlem used to be a high-crime neighborhood, but crime has plummetted in the last 10-15 years.
wikitravel.org /en/New_York_(city)/Harlem   (1168 words)

 Harlem - Facts from the Encyclopedia - Yahoo! Education   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
By the turn of the century Harlem had a large Jewish population; starting around 1910 Harlem became the scene of increasing African-American migration from the South.
Harlem is the site of the Abyssinian Baptist Church, headed for many years by Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., and the Apollo theater, noted for performances by African-American musicians and entertainers.
Harlem today is a depressed economic area with considerable unemployment; much of its housing is substandard.
messenger.yahooligans.com /reference/encyclopedia/entry/Harlem   (364 words)

 Dance Theatre of Harlem on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Harlem Dance Theatre needs exec in the second position; Would leap for COO with a dance background;...
Dance Theatre of Harlem Presents Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer's 'St. Louis Woman: A Blues Ballet,'...
The group was founded in Harlem, New York City, by Arthur Mitchell, then of the New York City Ballet, the first fl principal dancer of a classical company of international standing.
encyclopedia.infonautics.com /html/D/DanceT1he.asp   (524 words)

 Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance
From the music of Louis Armstrong to the portraits by Beauford Delaney, the writings of Langston Hughes to the debut of the musical Show Boat, the Harlem Renaissance is one of the most significant developments in African-American history in the twentieth century.
The Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance, in two volumes and over 635 entries, is the first comprehensive compilation of information on all aspects of this creative, dynamic period.
In addition, although the Harlem Renaissance is primarily associated with New York, it was not confined to this one location.
www.routledge-ny.com /harlem   (406 words)

 Harlem Renaissance Resources (Virtual Programs & Services, Library of Congress)
William H. Johnson arrived in Harlem in1918 from Florence, South Carolina, at the onset of the Harlem Renaissance.
Harlem: Mecca of the New Negro, from the University of Virginia
Discusses the art and culture of the Harlem Renaissance and profiles African-American artists of the period.
www.loc.gov /rr/program/bib/harlem/harlem.html   (1736 words)

 Encyclopedia Smithsonian:Harlem Renaissance reading list
Information or research assistance regarding the Harlem Renaissance is frequently requested from the Smithsonian Institution.
A narrative about many aspects of the Harlem Renaissance: the people, relationships, publications, music, racial problems, and a discussion of the works created.
A history of fl Harlem is presented through countless photographs and newspaper articles.
www.si.edu /resource/faq/nmah/harlem.htm   (556 words)

 Storytime Online - Harlem
Children and their families can now view an online adaptation of Walter Dean Myers's poem Harlem which is illustrated by Christopher Myers, of which the theatrical version is coming to the Kennedy Center in February.
Myers grew up in Harlem and now lives in Jersey City, New Jersey with his family.
'Harlem' is his second collaboration with his father.
www.kennedy-center.org /multimedia/storytimeonline/harlem.html   (185 words)

 East Harlem.com Home Page
Johnny C. Rivera, a community activist for most of his life is running for a leadership position within the Democratic Party, he is running for District Leader in Part "A" in East Harlem.
Rivera has usually been seen as one who helps others with their political campaigns, this is the first time that Mr.
If you live or work in East Harlem, you’re our neighbor.
www.east-harlem.com   (223 words)

 Circle's Harlem Renaissance History and Links
More than anything else, the Harlem Renaissance was a marker of the shift of the Black intellectuals from the South to the urban North.
Thus, the Harlem Renaissance expresses a time, an orientation, a spirit, and more than a location, for its representatives can be found outside of New York City; for example, Philadelphia and Chicago both possessed reflections of the Harlem scene.
The lectures attracted stars of the Harlem Renaissance including writers Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Wallace Thurman, Nella Larsen, Harold Jackman (a teacher and activist), Rudolph Fisher, Dorothy West (writer), Dorothy Peterson (teacher and arts patron who remained close to Toomer for 10 years), and Aaron Douglass (the painter).
www.math.buffalo.edu /~sww/circle/harlem-ren-sites.html   (1306 words)

 ZipUSA: Harlem, New York @ nationalgeographic.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
In 1990 a surgeon at Harlem Hospital and a professor at Columbia University wrote in the New England Journal of Medicine that the life expectancy for men in Harlem was less than that of men in Bangladesh.
Harlem had become a symbol of the dangers of inner-city life.
Maybe part of the reason Harlem seems to be undergoing a rebirth is that it is finally getting what most people take for granted.
www.nationalgeographic.com /ngm/0104/feature6   (727 words)

 WE ACT Website: Home Page
A significant portion of Harlem’s asthma epidemic is attributable to or exacerbated by diesel exhaust from buses and the disproportionate placement of diesel bus depots in this community.
In addition, community residents cite the idling, traffic and maintenance of the buses as impacting their quality of life because of the noise, vibrations and soot associated with the buses and the depots.
West Harlem Environmental Action, Inc. (WE ACT) is a non-profit, community-based, environmental justice organization dedicated to building community power to fight environmental racism and improve environmental health, protection and policy in communities of color.
www.weact.org   (1006 words)

 Harlem Gospel Choir
The world famous Harlem Gospel Choir is one of the pre-eminent gospel choirs in the world.
The Harlem Gospel Choir has shared its message of love, peace and harmony with thousands of people from various nations, backgrounds, and cultures.
Recent News: The Harlem Gospel Choir in concert with Andre Rieu is featured on PBS Channels 13 & 21 during the month of August.
www.harlemgospelchoir.com   (377 words)

 Harlem Renaissance
In 1910 a large block along 135th and Fifth Ave was bought up by various African American realtors and a church group.
The Harlem Renaissance: Course Study by Heather Hathaway (Marquette University)
Harlem: Mecca of the New Negro - A Hypermedia Edition of the March 1925 Survey Graphic Harlem Number.
www.levity.com /corduroy/harlem.htm   (246 words)

 Harlem on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
HARLEM [Harlem] residential and business section of upper Manhattan, New York City, bounded roughly by 110th St., the East River and Harlem River, 168th St., Amsterdam Ave., and Morningside Park.
Bibliography: See G. Osofsky, Harlem (1966); J. Gurock, When Harlem Was Jewish (1979); C. Greenberg, Or Does It Explode: Black Harlem in the Thirties (1991).
Harlem Finally Rides the Economy's `A' Train; As Crime Falls, a Retail Boom Arrives
www.encyclopedia.com /html/H/Harlem.asp   (567 words)

 Experience the vitality and majesty of Harlem
The Home To Harlem Dining and Entertainment section is here to guide you to the varied theaters, restaurants, clubs, bars and lounges that make Harlem night life sizzle.
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, located on 135th street in Harlem is continuing their mission of preserving and providing access to over 5,000,000 pictures, manuscripts, and sounds documenting fl life.
The Studio Museum in Harlem is the premier fine arts institution displaying arts and artifacts of Black America and the African Diaspora and the Apollo theater.
www.hometoharlem.com   (601 words)

 Harlem One Stop: Music, Art, Historic House & Walking Tours, Culture and more!
Harlem One Stop is your gateway to the culture and excitement of Upper
"Harlem is forging an identity for itself" (As defined by whom?)
Harlem One Stop is funded by The Cultural Tourism Initiative, a project of The Arts & Business Council Inc., and The New York State Council on the Arts.
www.harlemonestop.com   (189 words)

 The Original Harlem Globetrotters
This summer the Original Harlem Globetrotters will be providing an educational and memorable week of basketball and instruction at summer youth basketball camps in cities across the country.
The camps, available in both morning and afternoon sessions, are open to children 6-16 years of age.
In addition to the instruction and an incredible experience, all campers will receive: an official Harlem Globetrotters Summer Youth Basketball Camp T-shirt, a mini-Globetrotters basketball, a Globetrotters team photo, and a camp picture.
www.harlemglobetrotters.com   (124 words)

 The Original Harlem Globetrotters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
This summer the Original Harlem Globetrotters will be providing an educational and memorable week of basketball and instruction at summer youth basketball camps in cities across the country.
The camps, available in both morning and afternoon sessions, are open to children 6-16 years of age.
In addition to the instruction and an incredible experience, all campers will receive: an official Harlem Globetrotters Summer Youth Basketball Camp T-shirt, a mini-Globetrotters basketball, a Globetrotters team photo, and a camp picture.
www.harlemglobetrotters.com /events   (124 words)

 Worker killed in Harlem building collapse - AM New York
A young immigrant father was killed Tuesday when the Central Harlem building he was helping to renovate collapsed, police said.
Work was suspended on the interior renovation job as the Department of Buildings investigated the cause of the collapse, an agency spokeswoman said Tuesday.
The building is being renovated by The Neighborhood Partnership Housing Development Fund Company and the South Harlem Development Corp., according to Department of Buildings records, which show the building has a history of violations and complaints.
www.amny.com /news/local/am-building1227,0,470231.story   (452 words)

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