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Early 20th Century Harlem

Publisher 
C-SPAN3
Date 
April 2, 2014
Architectural historian Barry Lewis discusses the history of Harlem’s buildings and people. Founded as a 17th century Dutch outpost, Harlem—a bastion of African American culture—was built up in the Reconstruction Era as a white middle class neighborhood. African Americans moved into Harlem around the turn of the century, and the city became segregated on north-south lines.   Listen here Read more…
Creative: Tronvig Group