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"Harlemania" Takes Off

The cultural blossoming that took place during the Harlem Renaissance happened partly because of the new interest that white intellectuals, publishers, and patrons of the arts were taking in African American culture. But their interest, and that of many other more ordinary white people, extended even further: it reached into Harlem itself. Suddenly, it had become fun and fashionable for whites to venture into the heart of the African American community—especially very late at night, perhaps after attending a musical show on Broad-way—and frequent nightclubs where the very best in black music and dance could be heard and seen. Some of these white visitors actually mingled with black people, but the majority stuck to the clubs with "whites only" policies. That meant that the only black people seen in the clubs were the performers.

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