Ongoing Exhibitions :: Black Capital: Harlem in the 20s

HarlemThis celebrated American community is portrayed in this exhibition regarding the rich and diverse culture of Harlem in the 1920s. Harlem became a center of struggle for civil and economic equality and flourishing culture and art and forever altered the encounters of black and white New Yorkers.

Historic photographs, archival material, audio and visual components, artifacts and other items portray the twentieth century experiences of black Americans as symbolized by the rich and diverse culture of Harlem in the 1920s.

In the early decades of the twentieth century, this celebrated American community concentrated and urbanized large numbers of black Americans from the South, the Caribbean and elsewhere. Harlem became a center of struggle for civil and economic equality and forever altered the encounters of black and white New Yorkers.

Capturing the vitality of this flourishing center of cultural, social and political activity, and a notable place and time in American history, the exhibit adds an important neighborhood to the "City of Neighborhoods" featured in the State Museum's Metropolis Hall.

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