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Sun Mar 3, 2019, 09:54 AM

A View of Historic Harlem That's Not on the Walking Tour

A View of Historic Harlem Thatís Not on the Walking Tour

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/28/nyregion/harlem-renaissance-james-van-der-zee.html

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Soldiers march in the Marcus Garvey Parade, 1924CreditCreditJames Van Der Zee/Donna Mussenden Van Der Zee, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

By Rebecca Carroll

Feb. 28, 2019

Itís easy to think that you know Harlem ó a place with an iconic history, where movements were born, parades were protested, and that black Americans called mecca. Even if there werenít countless movies, poems, art, spoken lore and books about Harlem, you could visit it today and still feel a lingering sense of that history, despite the gentrification tsunami that has washed over all of New York City.

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The Lincoln Grill, 1926.CreditJames Van Der Zee/Donna Mussenden Van Der Zee, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

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Travelers Restaurant, circa 1935.CreditJames Van Der Zee/Donna Mussenden Van Der Zee, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

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James Van Der Zee was deft at capturing a kind of marriage between the place and the person.CreditJames Van Der Zee/Donna Mussenden Van Der Zee, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

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Seventh Avenue, now known as Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard, circa 1941.CreditJames Van Der Zee/Donna Mussenden Van Der Zee, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

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Members of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks participate in a parade in 1931.CreditJames Van Der Zee/Donna Mussenden Van Der Zee, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York



I get the impression that white hatred for A/A wasn't about A/A not becoming a part of American culture but that A/A had embraced the culture too well. A/A were not living down to racist stereotyplification.

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Sun Mar 3, 2019, 09:59 AM

1. Cool pictures

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Sun Mar 3, 2019, 10:02 AM

2. thank you

I really enjoyed looking at the pics

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Sun Mar 3, 2019, 10:07 AM

3. Awesome pics - great OP

Can't rec this enough.

Also your conclusion is spot on, IMO.

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Sun Mar 3, 2019, 10:18 AM

4. GREAT photos.. thanks.....

I mean REALLy7 great..


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Sun Mar 3, 2019, 10:20 AM

5. Lovely

Thanks for these

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Mon Mar 4, 2019, 01:26 AM

6. K&R! Amazing historic photos!

Thanks so much for posting!

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