Northwest corner of 135th Street & Lenox (Malcolm X) Avenue – in front of the Schomburg Center.
At the center of African-American history and culture, Harlem is one of New York’s most significant neighborhoods. This tour explores the history of Harlem, from its origins as a Dutch village in the 1600s, through its transformation into the “Capital of Black America” by the 1920s. Today Harlem remains an important hub for African-American business, politics, art and culture. Harlem features a wide array of historic churches, theaters, clubs and homes. Stops could include: Abyssinian Baptist Church, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Striver’s Row, the Apollo Theater, the Big Apple Nightclub, and sites associated with W.E.B. Du Bois, the Harlem Renaissance, Madame C.J. Walker, Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X, and many others.