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HOTEL OLGA: RACE RETREAT OF THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE
The Arsenal, Third Floor Gallery 830 Fifth Avenue (in Central Park at 64th Street)

In December 1920, Ed H. Wilson opened a small hotel expressly for Harlem's African-American clientele. In an era when Harlem's now iconic Hotel Theresa still loomed as a citadel of racial exclusion, his now idle 3-story building at Lenox Avenue and 145th Street stood as a crucible of black tourism. For a quarter century that spanned the storied Harlem Renaissance, the Great Depression and WWII, Wilson's swank haven for "the Race" offered travelers of color a key waypoint in America's most renowned black community. This talk is part of the 2014 Lecture Series: REBUILDING THE SHADOW, sponsored by The Historic House Trust of New York City, LatimerNOW, & The New York Community Trust in partnership with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

   
Date: April 16, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Fees: RSVP
URL: http://myemail.constantcontact.com/2014-Historic-House-Trust-Lecture-Series--Rebuilding-The-Shadow.h

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