Black History Month: Scenes From The Harlem Renaissance

- By Bossip Staff

It’s a challenge for many historians to discern just when the Harlem Renaissance began and ended. No doubt that all of those who lived during that time, even in Harlem, didn’t know what they were experiencing. Imagine, realizing that one of the great African-American cultural movements was taking place in a time of extreme inequality and racial strife.  The era was most defined by artists like Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes, who, along with other poets, writers and musicians, led an energetic movement for Black artistic expression in the 1920s and 193os.

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  • samech

    I’ve been trying to get an apt in Harlem for the longest..not sure if I want to now with all the gentrification an’ all…………’s really loosing steam!

    Happy Black History Month!!

  • WithAllHonesty

    Very important part of history.

  • Amber

    this was my favourite era of black people. they were all so refined and had a common goal. unlike the pretentious opportunists that we have today.

  • Curious1 aka Flawless Beauty

    We have this print…It’s sad that nowadays..Black people hate each other…so yeah..21 gun salute with full Military Honors and whatnots to an old never to be seen again ERA…

    ’cause it’s every Black for themselves nowadays..

    Deuces.. V

  • Mabel

    I was thinking the exact same thing.

  • sportstalk23

    I would loved to have been around during this period,a time during no matter the hell black folk were subjected to we still had each other,unlike now our people seem hellbent on hating each other to the point of extinction,just finishing off the Man’s job sad

  • spade

    Thats a long gone era, now when I drive down Harlem streets all I see are fake tough guys on stoops with their pants down below their a$$es.

    Thanks crack for fuking up my neighborhood.

    • The Foxy Truth

      I love this photo!!! Black unity, Black pride along with Black Family and Black community……And yeah, crack messed everything up, unfortunately, almost to the point of no return.

  • Anoni

    I’ve lived in harlem my entire life and I love it. The area isn’t the same due to gentrification…but it is still home. Yt is moving in and making everything expensive. My prewar building is now a condo and the agents are only showing the units for sale to yt people/yt families. If you are black/latino/brown and are looking to purchase/invest in ny…please come to harlem.

  • Merlin

    I love that photo. A Great Day in Harlem it’s called. It was a large group of jazz musicians who got together for a photo shoot. Count Basie, Lester Young, Marian McPartland and whole whole bunch of other folk posed for this picture.

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