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From Temple Israel to the Hellfighters: Jewish and Black Harlem, 1900–1924

By 1917, Harlem was flourishing, serving as a cultural haven for African Americans and home to the nation’s second-largest Jewish community. Explore the grand synagogues and row houses and trace the mass exodus as the subways brought immigrant Jews from lower Manhattan, and the Great Migration brought African Americans from the South to create the Sugar Hill and Harlem of legend. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Black Fives. Walking tours are limited to 35 guests per tour. Please buy tickets in advance. SPEAKER BIOS Cal Snyder is the author of Out of Fire and Valor: The War Memorials of New York City from the Revolution to 9/11. Lucy Oakley is Head of Education and Programs at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery. Meeting location will be provided to patrons when they purchase tickets.

Date: April 27, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

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