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Private Live Virtual Tour: Historic Harlem: From The 1600s To Its Renaissance And Beyond…

February 27 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm


Join Debra Zelcer for a very picturesque prowl through historic Harlem, once a bucolic estate setting for gracious mansions, later a hub for European immigrants, and then the destination of southern Blacks fleeing Jim Crow and migrating to the North in pursuit of jobs and rights. We’ll explore settings associated with these phases of Harlem’s history, while concentrating on the emergence of the Harlem Renaissance, that wonderful period of Harlem history when the creativity of Black writers, musicians and performers became a sought after and much-admired influence on American and world culture. Walk through Sylvan Terrace, Sugar Hill, past Hamilton Heights, Hamilton Grange, the historic City College campus, Strivers Row, and the Abyssinian Baptist Church, and see sites where well-known Harlem residents lived. Last stop on this enlightening and pleasurable prowl at a special pavilion to view historic WPA era murals depicting the lives of Harlem’s Black residents.


February 27
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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