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The Harlem Renaissance
This illustrated lecture incorporates a blend of visuals and audio of the Harlem Renaissance. William Tortolano, Professor Emeritus of Fine Arts at St. Michael’s College, draws a vivid recollection of the 1920’s and 1930’s, the great cultural rebirth of African-American music, art, and literature.
His lecture includes music from the jazz era, symphonic music, and folk songs, and describes not only African-American icons such as Langston Hughes and Duke Ellington, but white composers like George Gershwin and Jerome Kern, who were inspired by this movement. The program includes scenes from Harlem and its poets, artists, authors, and other great leaders.
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