The Impact of the Harlem Renaissance in the Age of Jim Crow
Wednesday, August 9
7 p.m. Program | 8 p.m. Jazz Performance and Reception
In the early 20th century, millions of Black Americans migrated to large Northern cities, fleeing racial violence in the Jim Crow South and pursuing economic opportunities. In Harlem, the congregation of some of the nation’s best writers, artists, and performers led to a cultural explosion and a shift in the understanding of the Black experience in the United States. Hear about the impact of the Harlem Renaissance and enjoy a live jazz performance from Dallas singer/songwriter Andrea Wallace. This program is presented by The Black Academy of Arts and Letters and The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum in conjunction with the Museum’s current special exhibition, Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow.
There is no cost to attend this event, but registration is required.