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HARLEM's history

by Veronica Liguori & Alba Coscia


Harlem before

Harlem today

Harlem is an iconic district in New York, located in the northern part of Manhattan.


Initially, Harlem was a rural area. Here happened "The Great Migration", a large migration that lasted util the mid 20th century.

Harlem (1910)

Harlem renaissance

In the 1920s and 1930s, the Harlem renaissance was born. We know this period especially for its cultural vitality. It was vbery important for black people for social inclusion.

one of the greatest jazz and blues singers in history.

Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday (1915-1959)

the well-known activist of the black equality movement.

Malcolm X

Malcolm X(1925-1965).

Langston Hughes(1901-1967).

poet, writer and activist.

In the Harlem Renaissance a lot of people became famous for helping black people getting rid of racism.

Langston Hughes

the famous composer and jazz pianist

Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington (1899-1974).

Zora Neale Hurston(1891-1960).

Art Kane(1925-1995).

Zora Neale Hurtson

writer, anthropologist and key Harlem Renaissance figure.

Art Kane

the photographer who took the famous photo "A Great Day In Harlem".

Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market

Apollo Theater


Striver's Row

Marcus Garvey Park

Cotton Club (2020)

Cotton Club (1920s)

African Latin Food

Caribbean Food

Soul Food

Harlem is rich in cultures and cuisines, due to its cultural variety. Here We can find a lot of culinary traditions, coming from different places.



Sir Duke (Stevie Wonder)

In A Sentimental Mood

Duke Ellington was the most important composer in the history of jazz. He also wrote film score and stage musicals.During his carreer He won a lot of prizes, such as the 1966 Grammy for the best original jazz composition "In the Beginning, God". In 1997 He died of lung cancer, but his death did not end the band.Some of Ellington's most popular piecews are: 1. In A Sentimental Mood2. My Little Brown Book3. Take the "A" Train4. The Feeling Of Jazz

Duke Ellington's music

Fried corn

Collard greens

Smoked pork


Mac and Cheese

Fried chicken

Curry goat

Ackee and saltfish

Jerk chicken



Arroz with chicken

A Great Day In Harlem (1958).

Richard Rodgers Theater


Basketball court

Harlem fire Watchtower

St. Nicholas

Striver's Row

"Their Eyes Were Watching God"(1937)