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

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

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17 Stunning Images of Black Women During the Harlem Renaissance Era

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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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Zora Neale Hurston, Writer, Harlem Renaissance by Black History Album, via Flickr

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