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Black History Celebration

Right above 125th street and below 165th street in Manhattan, NY there was a rebirth going on!  This rebirth was an explosion of African American art, music, dance, poetry, literature, intellectualism and activism!  We call this rebirth The Harlem Renaissance!!!   The Harlem Renaissance was a period of great diversity and experimentation that spanned from the 1920s through the 1930s.  After World War I there was a great migration movement of thousands of African Americans from the farmlands in the south to the cities in the north in order to find new opportunities and build better lives.  The Harlem Renaissance gave rise to prominent figures like Langston Hughes, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Paul Roberson, The Nicholas Brothers, Zora Neale Hurston, Marcus Garvey, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Josephine Baker, James Weldon Johnson, The Dandridge Sisters, Marion Anderson, Moms Mabley, Bill “Bo Jangles” Robinson, Thelonious Monk, W.E.B. DuBois, Romare Bearden, A Phillip Randolph and so many others…

Invite your family and friends to worship with us as we celebrate African American History month on Sunday, February 28 at New Life Central with the presentation, “Salute to the Harlem Renaissance.”  Board the A-Train bound for Harlem, NY, and experience the cultural explosion and rebirth known as the Harlem Renaissance.  Singing, dancing, poetry, and some familiar faces of the 1920s will be live on stage after the AM2 service!