A New Kind of Renaissance: Touring Harlem

by Jennifer Ciotta

As I ventured out into the freezing cold this past Saturday, I almost ran back inside, put off by the wind gusts of 15-20 mph.  Yet this deemed to be a special occasion, since this was the start of Black History Month and I was to take a walking tour of Harlem, focusing on the 1920s Renaissance period.  This is an era which is the paramount of African American history, since these years established black society in New York City and on a national level.

Bringing pride to the African American community were incredibly talented musicians, artists, writers and various lea...

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