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James Van Der Zee’s photographic chronicle of the Harlem Renaissance and African-American life in Harlem during the 1920s/30s (source)

In these photographs, you will not see the common images of black Americans — downtrodden rural or urban citizens. Instead, you will see a people of great pride and fascinating beauty.

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Peter Orlovsky and Allen Ginsberg, Paris 1957.

Peter Orlovsky and Allen Ginsberg, Paris 1957.

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"Urbanscape" by Allen Ginsberg.

"Urbanscape" by Allen Ginsberg.

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Beat artists, including Ginsberg and Kerouac.

Beat artists, including Ginsberg and Kerouac.

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The Apache.
Photograph by Edward S. Curtis.

The Apache.

Photograph by Edward S. Curtis.

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A map from Jack Kerouac’s diary.

A map from Jack Kerouac’s diary.

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My professor started crying while describing the poetry of Czeslaw Milosz to us in class.

It was a beautiful moment.