Tupac Shakur

Tupac Shakur was born in Harlem in 1971. Both of his parents were members of the Black Panther party and their ideologies and views on civil rights influenced his personal life and music career.

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Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday was born in Pennsylvania and raised in Maryland. She moved to New York as a teenager and made a name for herself as a jazz singer in Harlem nightclubs and theaters. In 1939, Billie Holiday released one of her most famous songs, “Strange Fruit.” It was a song condemning the practice of lynching.

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My Great Migration to Harlem

“Living at the YMCA in Harlem dramatically broadened my view of the world.” -Constance Baker Motley- civil rights activist, lawyer, judge, New York state senator

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Converging Cultures in Harlem

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