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Friday Nite Videos | July 2, 2021

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Health Care Sharing Ministries. Summer of Soul | Official Trailer. How Trump Supporters Took the U.S. Capitol. ExxonMobil’s Lobbying War on Climate Change Legislation. How Sperm Got All the Credit in the Fertilization Story.

Raisin’ Cane: A Harlem Renaissance Odyssey

Bev Fleisher DC Metro Theater Arts
In the American Black community, during the years leading up to the Harlem Renaissance, there was a sense of building artistic expression. Outlets and avenues for its poets, musicians, novelists, artists, and actors were few. But in 1918, as the first great World War concluded and thousands of African-American soldiers returned home victorious, this mountain of artistic expression was now ready to explode.

A Report From Occupied Territory

James Baldwin The Nation
As Baltimore is policed like occupied territory today, remembering James Baldwin's words about Harlem in 1966. This article originally appeared in the July 11, 1966 issue of The Nation.

Friday Nite Videos -- August 23, 2013

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A New Generation of Civil Rights Fighters. The Story of Gershwin, Harlem and the Blues. Deport the Statue of Liberty. Cracking the Codes: A Trip to the Grocery Store. When Comedy Went to School. Richie Havens at Woodstock (in memoriam).

The Story of Gershwin, Harlem and the Blues

Israeli pianist Astrith Baltsan performs Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, explaining the inspiration of the music in the young Gershwin's fascination with Harlem blues.

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