Early 20th Century Harlem in Pictures and Stories
September 8, 2003 8:23 AM   Subscribe

Harlem 1900-1940, a site full of pictures and history. The scope of this portfolio is Harlem from the years 1900-1940. Various elements of the history of the urban experience in Harlem's early days as the Cultural Capital of African Americans are represented here by graphic and photographic images from the Schomburg Center collection.
posted by Ufez Jones (3 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
nice, I just moved there.
posted by wah at 9:05 AM on September 8, 2003

Ironic that the almost mythological Harlem has been lost to post-modernism. The great parts of old Harlem included the festivity and culture of Moulin Rouge, and the beginnings of a new class of American African-Americans in the North, a middle class.
But best remembered are the sophisticated scoundrels, such as Father Divine, Marcus Garvey, and the little known African-American Noble Duke Gold, Silver and Copper Mining Company.
posted by kablam at 3:07 PM on September 8, 2003

The timeline starts with a broken link -- W.E.B. Du Bois' essay The Freedmen's Bureau can also be found here. Nice post, Ufez.
posted by eddydamascene at 4:16 PM on September 8, 2003

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