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How A’Lelia Walker And The Dark Tower Shaped The Harlem Renaissance

March 2, 2018 · Articles

In 1920s Harlem, everyone clamored for an invitation to one place: a grand townhouse on West 136th Street. There, in what was known as the Walker Studio and later, the Dark Tower, arts patron A’Lelia Walker threw lavish parties attended by poets and writers and artists and musicians and activists of the Harlem Renaissance: Countee