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Harlem Renaissance

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James Weldon Johnson“I believe that the [African American’s] advantages and opportunities are greater in Harlem than in any other place in the country, and that Harlem will become the intellectual, the cultural and the financial center for Negroes of the United States and will exert a vital influence upon all Negro peoples.”

—James Weldon Johnson, “Harlem: The Culture Capital,” 1925