Harlem is nowhere : a journey to the Mecca of Black America
Title
Harlem is nowhere : a journey to the Mecca of Black America

Author
Rhodes-Pitts, Sharifa.

ISBN
9780316017237

Edition
1st ed.

Publication Information
New York : Little, Brown, 2011.

Physical Description
296 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm.

Contents
A colony of their own -- Into the city of refuge -- Searching for the underground city -- Harlem dream books -- Messages -- Land is the basis of all independence -- Back to Carolina -- We march because.

Subject Term
African Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
 
African Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social conditions.
 
African Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography.
 
City and town life -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
 
Community life -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.

Geographic Term
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- History.
 
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Social conditions.
 
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Biography.
 
New York (N.Y.) -- Social conditions.
 
New York (N.Y.) -- Biography.

Summary
For a century Harlem has been celebrated as the capital of black America, a thriving center of cultural achievement and political action. At a crucial moment in Harlem's history, as gentrification encroaches, the author untangles the myth and meaning of Harlem's legacy. Examining the epic Harlem of official history and the personal Harlem that begins at her front door, she introduces us to a wide variety of characters, past and present. At the heart of their stories, and her own, is the hope carried over many generations, hope that Harlem would be the ground from which blacks fully entered America's democracy.


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R.H. Stafford Library (Woodbury)Book974.71 RHO11Nonfiction Collection
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