Harlem is nowhere : a journey to the Mecca of Black America / Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts
- Rhodes-Pitts, Sharifa
- New York : Little, Brown, 2011.
- 1st ed.
- Physical Description:
- 296 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
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- 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.
- 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.
- African Americans—New York (State)—New York—History
- African Americans—New York (State)—New York—Social conditions
- African Americans—Biography—New York (State)—New York—African Americans—Biography
- City and town life—New York (State)—New York—History
- Community life—New York (State)—New York—History
- Harlem (New York, N.Y.)—Biography
- Harlem (New York, N.Y.)—History
- Harlem (New York, N.Y.)—Social conditions
- New York (N.Y.)—Social conditions
- New York (N.Y.)—Biography
- 9780316017237 and 031601723X
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-286) and index.
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