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Harlem on My Mind: Cultural Capital of Black America, 1900-1968
Long before Harlem became one of the trendiest neighborhoods in the red-hot real estate market of Manhattan, it was a metaphor for African American culture at its richest. Allon Schoener’s celebrated Harlem on My Mind is the classic record of Harlem life during some of the most exciting and turbulent years of its history, a beautiful—and poignant—reminder of a powerful mom ...more
Paperback, 258 pages
Published October 30th 2007 by The New Press
(first published October 1st 2007)
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Jan 31, 2012 Lawrence rated it 4 of 5 stars
Juxtaposing stunning photographs with major news stories from each decade, Harlem On My Mind — the companion catalogue to a controversial 1969 Met exhibition on Harlem's history — chronicles the electrifying transformation of Harlem and its denizens from 1900 to 1968. Harlem On My Mind follows the racial and ethnic tensions, which have existed in Harlem since the first black residents began settling in and around Harlem at the turn of the century, as they culminate in the riots of the late 1950s ...more