Against the Odds: The Artists of the Harlem Renaissance [DVD] [1993]

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Overview

Special Features

  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

Against the Odds: The Artists of the Harlem Renaissance
Part social engineering, part artistic happening, the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and 1930s brought the accomplishments of African-Americans to the forefront of popular culture. Against All Odds: The Artists of the Harlem Renaissance remembers the glory days of the New York neighborhood. Spurred by efforts from the NAACP and the Urban League, black Americans were urged to step up creatively after the 1919 race riots. The result was a blossoming of talent through theatre, music, dance, and art. Harlem became a place of intrigue as people recognized the heightened activity. This one-hour presentation traces the history of this important American movement. ~ Sarah Ing, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Joe Morton
    Joe Morton - Narrator
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