Making Black America

Harlem, The Black Metropolis

Clip: Episode 3 | 1m 35s  | Video has closed captioning.

This episode looks at the idea of the “Black Metropolis” – a Black city within a larger city – and explores the black businesses, churches and entertainment of Harlem.

Aired: 10/18/22

Rating: TV-PG

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