This compelling sculpture, titled 'Lift Every Voice and Sing,' was designed by Harlem Renaissance artist Augusta Savage for the 1939 World's Fair. It stood 16 feet tall. A temporary installation, it was unfortunately destroyed after the close of the fair.
Duke Ellington performed regularly here, and Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday both launched their careers at the venue’s amateur night. You can say that the Apollo Theater was the ‘Motown’ before Motown. Today, the theater stands as an artifact on the bustling 125th street.
Inside the speakeasies of the 1920s: The hidden drinking spots that transformed New York City's night life during the prohibition era and beyond
During the 1920s, the sale and making of alcohol was prohibited by law. Of course that didn't stop anyone, and speakeasies were underground places where thugs would sell their illegally made alcohol. Those people were bootleggers, and that was how Gatsby made his money.
A 102 year-old Hollywood and Harlem Renaissance dancer, Alice Barker, sees herself dance, for the first time, thanks to an ipad and the internet. She danced in movies, commercials and tv shows. Her work was finally located, after a typographical error was corrected. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3050017/102-year-old-woman-chorus-line-dancer-Frank-Sinatra-Gene-Kelly-sees-film-time.html