So what if the Bronze Venus has taken Paris by storm,  Mississippi Moon has Harlem! Follow www.speakingiseasy.wordpress.com and find out all about it!

So what if the Bronze Venus has taken Paris by storm, Mississippi Moon has Harlem! Follow www.speakingiseasy.wordpress.com and find out all about it!

Women of the Harlem Renaissance- as the 20s turned into the 30s, baring calves became less shocking.

Women of the Harlem Renaissance- as the 20s turned into the 30s, baring calves became less shocking.

Duke Ellington performed regularly here, and Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday both launched their careers at the venue’s amateur night. You can say that the Apollo Theater was the ‘Motown’ before Motown. Today, the theater stands as an artifact on the bustling 125th street.

Duke Ellington performed regularly here, and Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday both launched their careers at the venue’s amateur night. You can say that the Apollo Theater was the ‘Motown’ before Motown. Today, the theater stands as an artifact on the bustling 125th street.

Langston Hughes, a Harlem Renaissance poet, helped pave the way for African American writers to be heard in the 1900's with his first published book "The Weary Blues" which was published in 1926. This was yet another way that Modernist literature was creating a new atmosphere in American Society.

Langston Hughes, a Harlem Renaissance poet, helped pave the way for African American writers to be heard in the 1900's with his first published book "The Weary Blues" which was published in 1926. This was yet another way that Modernist literature was creating a new atmosphere in American Society.

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