By Anna Skaleski
During World War 1, black soldiers could not fight in combat for the United States so they travel to France where they could fight for the Allies.
The Marcus Garvey Parade took place in 1920s Harlem for the Marcus Garvey's Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA).
Langston Hughes wrote poems that focused on black culture and life in the United States.
This painting show the more affluent people in Harlem, during the 1920's, breaking the sterotype that all people living in Harlem did not have any money
This Painting illustrates the role of women during the 30's Harlem. Their job including picking up the children from school, while the men were out working.
This painting illustrates an evening in Harlem, which was filled with large gathering of people playing music, talking, and socializing.
These black men are playing checker together while it was still illegal for a black man to play checkers with a white man.
This picture was a part of a project to take pictures to capture to essence how the Harlem culture.
this picture illustrates that even in public parks African Americans were expected to stay to a certain part of the park separate from the white people.
Nightlife in Harlem included music and dancing but most importantly the clubs in Harlem allowed the people to talk and socialize with one another.
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The Art Institute of Chicago
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
National World War I Museum and Memorial
Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery
George Eastman Museum
The Museum of African American Art
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