Harlem is nowhere : a journey to the Mecca of Black America / Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts.

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...

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Main Author: Rhodes-Pitts, Sharifa.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Little, Brown, 2011.
Edition:1st ed.
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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.
Physical Description:296 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-286) and index.
ISBN:9780316017237
031601723X