Walking Tour: Historic Harlem Adventure (Virtual)
Celebrate the exhibition African American Art in the 20th Century on this virtual walking tour that explores the history of Harlem, from its origins as a Dutch village in the seventeenth century through its transformation into the capital of Black America in the early twentieth century. The tour explores the history, architecture, and people of this remarkable neighborhood, and will focus especially on the artistic, literary, and musical flowerings of the 1920s Harlem Renaissance and how the period laid the intellectual foundation for the early civil rights movement. Stops will include Hamilton Grange, Lafayette Theater, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Black Swan Records, and sites associated with Madame C.J. Walker, Langston Hughes, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Presented by Big Onion Walking Tours. Please note, capacity is limited.
Programs in conjunction with African American Art in the 20th Century are supported in part by Debra A. Blair, Yolanda F. Johnson, Reginald Joseph, Nancy Montag, and Kathryn B. Welch.