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Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- History

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View Resource Harlem History

Beyond a shadow of a doubt, Harlem is perhaps the most famous African-American neighborhood in the United States (though over history it has been host to a number of ethnic groups), and hundreds of its residents have gone on to major positions of prominence in politics, the arts, and a host of other areas. This multimedia website, designed by the Columbia University Digital Knowledge Ventures...

http://c250.columbia.edu/c250_celebrates/harlem_history/
View Resource Harlem Hospital WPA Murals

In 1936 the Works Progress Administration's Federal Art Project joined the Harlem Renaissance, when the WPA commissioned a set of murals designed for the Harlem Hospital Center. In an era where African American visual artists had a particularly difficult time finding work, this project represented a unique opportunity. While the murals fell into disrepair over the decades, they were finally...

http://www.columbia.edu/cu/news/newyorkstories/murals.html
View Resource Amistad Digital Resource for Teaching African American History

Based out of Columbia University, the Amistad Digital Resource for Teaching African American History was created with a goal of helping teachers present a more inclusive representation of American history within K-12 social studies curriculum. Housing rare and iconic photographs, audio recordings, news clips, and excerpts of oral history interviews, the site consists of three Modules: Plantation...

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http://www.amistadresource.org/plantation_to_ghetto/harlem_r...