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The Harlem Renaissance presented by Dream²

February 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We’ll dive into the history of the Harlem Renaissance which took place from the late 1910’s to the mid 1930’s. Many African Americans during this period moved north to seek a better opportunity economically and to get away from the harsh segregation laws that were put in place in the south. This move north proved to be significant for the improvement and expansion of black culture.

With icons such as Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Langston Hughes and many more, this renaissance was a precursor to the Civil Rights Movement. It allowed African Americans to finally express themselves within the aspect of arts, and it introduced their culture to the life of fame. During this show our students will read poems from famous artists during this time, have their own fashion show and talk about some of the important figures during this era

Free admission, but reservations required. Call 309-673-9183 to reserve a seat.


Details

Date:
February 25
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Jonelle McCloud
Phone:
309-673-9183
Email:
jmccloud@peoriaparks.org

Venue

Proctor Recreation Center
309 S DuSable Ave
Peoria, IL 61603 United States
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Phone:
(309) 673-9183