Harlem: The Making of a New York Neighborhood, 1900-1930s
Tuesday, November 14
Harlem started opening up to New York's black population just after 1900. Controversial as it was, the African-American presence in Harlem by the 1910s would begin producing in music, the arts, the stage, and political philosophy, a "Renaissance" that would ultimately change American popular culture and also raise fundamental questions about the much used but much disabused term "equality for all" that we are still dealing with today.
Barry Lewis is an architectural historian who attended UC Berkeley, graduated from the New School in New York and focused on his interest in architectural history at the Sorbonne in Paris. Semi-retired, he currently teaches a course, "The City Transformed" on New York City's story in the Continuing Ed department of Cooper Union. He is proably best known for the series of video walks of the New York area he co-hosted with David Hartman, produced by WNET/THIRTEEN and aired between 1998 and 2009.
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