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    Apollo Theater In Harlem

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    Among all of the great venues across the entire history of the world there is simply no other that comes even close to the importance and influence of the legendary Apollo Theater. Through the history the Apollo merged itself with the African-American Culture in Harlem. Gave people the chance to audition and show their talent. Participated on the Civil Rights Movements alongside Black Nationalist and last but not least created fundraiser for the people of Harlem. Every time Harlem is mentioned one thought that flashes through our minds is always The Apollo Theater. The Apollo Theater is located in the Capital of New York City, Harlem on 125t. At the beginning Hurting and Seaman’s New Burlesque Theater was the first named it was recognized…

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    The Harlem Renaissance, was a time where art, music, poetry, and theater came alive. Jazz could be heard from every corner , the sounds of poetry lifted every ear. The migration of African Americans from the south to north in search of a better life. Changing art from something basic to a masterpiece full of color, design, and rhythm. Since the spark of the Harlem Renaissance, music, art, and poetry of African-Americans has evolved. “Driven from their homes by unsatisfactory economic…

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    A Window for Opportunity: The Renaissance and Apollo The Harlem Renaissance was a time for blacks to show their skills and improve their personal situation and as well as the racial setting in America. The Harlem Renaissance was a gateway for any type of talent such as writing, acting, singing, playing an instrument, playing sports, or painting. Big names in the literature corresponded with W. E. B. Dubois, George S. Schuyler, and Langston Hughes. They would write stories, essays, and novels on…

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    I found this passage in the last section of the novel to be very applicable to the personalities of Morrison 's characters. The quote can be interpreted in many different ways; however, I believe that Morrison is trying to explain a cycle of the “powerless” black man due to coming from a broken past. Many of the characters in Toni Morrison 's Jazz (1992) originate from “broken pasts.” Their pasts have been negative due to the lack of a stable foundation in their childhood. The characters in the…

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    The Harlem Renaissance was a time of empowerment and cultural growth for African Americans and this is reflected in the literature form that era. In the empowering poem, “Hey Black Child” by Useni Perkins the speaker explores the idea of self-empowerment in order to promote the idea of cultural advancement. Perkins uses repetition to convey the message that if young black children remain hopeful and remember that they matter and they can acquire achievement through dedication and education they…

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    Sharon Zukin’s “Why Harlem is Not a Ghetto” explores upon the reinvention and Manhattanization of Harlem. Zukin goes in depth about how Harlem went “from a dark ghetto into a middle-class, racially integrated, cosmopolitan community” (93). She examines the factors that pushed for gentrification, the influence it had on the neighborhood’s metamorphosis, and the effects of the displacement of traditional residents and businesses through new commercial activity. Through her detailed analysis of the…

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    Kendrick Lamar is a modern day Harlem Renaissance author. He talks about personal experiences with struggles he has gone through and seen and that all other blacks have gone through. He mentions the typical black stereotypes of physical features that are used to put a label on black people. His newest album has mostly this dark, depressing story like format about the battles and struggles that himself and other blacks have gone through. Though included on the album is what he claims to be the…

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    Hebrew and even Greek. Apollo is one of the Gods in Greek mythology who is favored. He is recognized as the God of many traits, such as: god of music, truth and prophecy, healing, the sun and light, plague, poetry, and more. Although the myths of Apollo have no factual basis, they still found a way to impact the society we live in today. The Greek myths are of the more popular Gods and Goddesses we discuss in the…

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    In Homer’s The Iliad and The Odyssey, the two sides, immortal and mortal, place blame on one another for the chaos that unfolds on earth. Human nature entails acting on impulse to serve personal agendas, the gods of Olympus are not exempt from its effect and may be major parts of its existence. Homer depicts the gods as divinities that are similar to humans in that they indulge in the same practices, are subject to the abstract beings of Greek mythology, and are in constant interaction with each…

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    Homer’s Illiad is an adventure nonfiction piece that was meant to convey the tremendous amount of causalities faced during the time of the war. While reading Homer’s Illiad this epic piece connected with life issue in many ways, and was a piece that was very diverse. Of course, with war comes death, but let not death be in vain. In today’s world soldiers have risk their lives’ and many have died due to the battle of the war. The war that changed this nation’s view is the war in Iraq, which was…

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