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Teach Kids Diversity: Marlo Thomas’ Free to Be You And Me

Many words come to mind when I think of Harlem.  One is always diversity. One of the most formative teachings I encountered in this regard growing up was “Free To Be You And Me”.   For those of…

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READ Harlem is Nowhere: A Journey to the Mecca of Black America

Rhodes-Pitts, an essayist and recipient of the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award, takes as her title a 1948 essay wherein Ralph Ellison describes “nowhere” as the crossroads where personal reality meets the metaphorical meanings attached to people and…

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READ Harlem: A Century in Images

A century of Harlem, through the eyes and lenses of some of the most important artists and photographers of the twentieth century. The vibrant and bustling neighborhood occupying the upper reaches of Manhattan has been at the crossroads…

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READ Harlem: The Four Hundred Year History from Dutch Village to Capital of Black America

Documents Harlem’s transformation from the early days of Dutch settlements and farms to its apogee as the site of one of the 20th century’s most influential musical and literary flowerings in a dense, deftly told history.

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