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A map of the Harlem Renaissance. I'm starting to love these cultural maps.

A map of the Harlem Renaissance. I'm starting to love these cultural maps.

Art of the Harlem Renaissance (click photo for slideshow) Works by African American painter, Archibald J. Motley, 1891-1981. Black History Album, The Way We Were Follow us on WEB TUMBLR PINTEREST...

Art of the Harlem Renaissance (click photo for slideshow) Works by African American painter, Archibald J. Motley, 1891-1981. Black History Album, The Way We Were Follow us on WEB TUMBLR PINTEREST...

Harlem Renaissance Lesson Plans, Worksheets, Printables

Harlem Renaissance Lesson Plans, Worksheets, Printables

This compelling sculpture, titled 'Lift Every Voice and Sing,' was designed by Harlem Renaissance artist Augusta Savage for the 1939 World's Fair. It stood 16 feet tall. A temporary installation, it was unfortunately destroyed after the close of the fair.

This compelling sculpture, titled 'Lift Every Voice and Sing,' was designed by Harlem Renaissance artist Augusta Savage for the 1939 World's Fair. It stood 16 feet tall. A temporary installation, it was unfortunately destroyed after the close of the fair.

artoflovely:  Zoe Saldana for Vanity Fair Harlem Renaissance-inspired look Photographer, Michael Roberts. (via The ART of Lovely)

artoflovely: Zoe Saldana for Vanity Fair Harlem Renaissance-inspired look Photographer, Michael Roberts. (via The ART of Lovely)

Art Blog Project: Romare Bearden

Art Blog Project: Romare Bearden

Born 2/29/1892, sculptor Augusta Savage fought poverty, racism and sexism to become a prominent figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Her extraordinary talent opened many doors that led to her becoming one of the most influential black teachers of her time and a strong voice for civil rights for blacks.

Born 2/29/1892, sculptor Augusta Savage fought poverty, racism and sexism to become a prominent figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Her extraordinary talent opened many doors that led to her becoming one of the most influential black teachers of her time and a strong voice for civil rights for blacks.

During the 1920s, the sale and making of alcohol was prohibited by law. Of course that didn't stop anyone, and speakeasies were underground places where thugs would sell their illegally made alcohol. Those people were bootleggers, and that was how Gatsby made his money.

Inside the speakeasies of the 1920s: The hidden drinking spots that transformed New York City's night life during the prohibition era and beyond

During the 1920s, the sale and making of alcohol was prohibited by law. Of course that didn't stop anyone, and speakeasies were underground places where thugs would sell their illegally made alcohol. Those people were bootleggers, and that was how Gatsby made his money.

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.

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.

A 102-years-old Hollywood and Harlem Renaissance dancer, Alice Barker, sees herself dance, for the first time, thanks to an ipad and the internet. She danced in movies, commercials and tv shows. Her work was finally located, after a typographical error was corrected. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3050017/102-year-old-woman-chorus-line-dancer-Frank-Sinatra-Gene-Kelly-sees-film-time.html

A 102-years-old Hollywood and Harlem Renaissance dancer, Alice Barker, sees herself dance, for the first time, thanks to an ipad and the internet. She danced in movies, commercials and tv shows. Her work was finally located, after a typographical error was corrected. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3050017/102-year-old-woman-chorus-line-dancer-Frank-Sinatra-Gene-Kelly-sees-film-time.html

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