The Harlem Renaissance – An Explosion of Art – Extra History

Art, music, film, and writing. These are the things that make life worth living. And as we talk about the importance of representation in modern media, it’s worth taking a look back at one of the movements that solidified many of the American styles we take for granted today. And it started in the neighborhood of Harlem.

And if you’re looking for more resources on the work of African American artists focusing on their stories, or if you’d like to donate a few dollars to help preserve these works of art, you should check out https://www.nypl.org/locations/schomburg

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