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Central Harlem: Mecca of African-American Culture

1. Central Harlem: Mecca of African-American Culture

Considered the "Mecca" for African-Americans at the turn of the century, Central Harlem is home to jazz, lindy hop and swing. The area continues to be one of Harlem’s most vibrant for the arts, dining and shopping. You can learn about the significance of Central Harlem during the Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights era and current development of area, so that you know about the history and get more of a feel for the area you're strolling around in. Take a wonder along 125th shopping corridor, visit the African Market – "Little Senegal", and see stately homes and architecture in the historic district. Also, see and learn about the Apollo Theater, Speaker’s Corner, Hotel Theresa and other sites contributing to the rich and diverse history and legacy of Harlem.

New York City: Harlem Civil Rights Walking Tour with Lunch

2. New York City: Harlem Civil Rights Walking Tour with Lunch

Walk the streets of Harlem on this guided tour and gain a deeper understanding of its role during the Civil Rights Movement. Visit significant sights and learn about the individuals who protested, marched, fought for, and even died during this monumental time in history. Meet your guide and get ready to walk from 116th Street uptown to the 137th area. Learn about Harlem's proud contribution to the Civil Rights Movement along the way. Hear about the critical events that took place in Harlem, pertinent to the movement. On this tour visit the original Temple No. 7, the Blumstein Department Store, Mother A.M.E. Zion Church, and Abyssinian Baptist Church. Also get to know the pivotal people of this time like Malcolm X, A. Philip Randolph, Josephine Baker, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., Roy Wilkins, W.E.B. DuBois, Walter White, Wyatt Tee Walker, James Weldon Johnson, John Carlos, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Bayard Rustin, and Paul Robeson. Your tour of Harlem also includes lunch at a local establishment.

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What people are saying about Hotel Theresa

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 5 reviews

the guide was very passionate and knowledgeable, it was nice to walk around the neighborhood discovering little hidden gems. The tour is of the right duration and although it is a walking tour it is not long and not tired. The only flaw is that it should be indicated that the end of the experience is not at the starting point, but only to be able to organize the rest of the day in an optimal way. The Haarlem district is worth seeing and getting to know through small anecdotes and stories that could not be discovered without a guide. Our guide also conveyed passion for what he was doing

If you are in the area and wanted to learn more about Harlem, this will be a good way to learn. Jonathan is well knowledgeable of the area - GREAT Tour Guide.

The guide was great! Very competent! We did a beautiful walking tour with a visit to places that I never thought… very beautiful! To do !

George was knowledgeable and we learned a lot about Harlem.

Very informative tour! Small group and fantastic guide :-)