The Harlem renaissance was a cultural and artistic movement for African Americans in new york. Black people were able to move the city during the war, and once there a talented community came together to create the Harlem Renaissance.
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.