HISTORIC SITES

133 West 138th Street

Alberta Hunter Residence

From 1927 to at least 1945, the closeted blues singer Alberta Hunter owned an apartment in this Harlem building. During... Learn More

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The Harlem Renaissance

From roughly 1919 to 1935, the literary and artistic movement now known as the Harlem Renaissance produced an outpouring of celebrated works by Black artists and writers. Relatively recent scholarship... Learn More

HISTORIC SITES

253 West 125th Street

Apollo Theater

During the Apollo Theater’s heyday as a showcase for Black performers from the 1930s into the 1970s, nearly every important... Learn More

Performance Venues
HISTORIC SITES

639 East 169th Street

Mabel Hampton Residence

Mabel Hampton was an African-American performer during the Harlem Renaissance and, in the 1970s and ‘80s, a key member of... Learn More

Residences
HISTORIC SITES

104 West 136th Street

Countee Cullen Branch, New York Public Library

Renamed for the noted gay poet Countee Cullen in 1951, this library was the first in the New York Public... Learn More

Cultural & Educational Institutions
HISTORIC SITES

320 Manhattan Avenue

Georgette Harvey & Musa Williams Residence

From 1935 until sometime between 1940 and 1942, the Black lesbian couple Georgette Harvey and Musa Williams lived at the... Learn More

Residences
HISTORIC SITES

114 West 116th Street

Jimmie Daniels

From 1939 to 1942, the internationally popular African American cabaret singer Jimmie Daniels owned and operated his eponymous Harlem supper... Learn More

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