Central Avenue and Beyond

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The 20th century's Harlem Renaissance has come to define the first great explosion of African American culture in the US. But Los Angeles had a hub of its own where black culture also flourished: Central Avenue. KCRW's Michael Barnes engages the curators and others in a conversation about the Huntington Library's upcoming exhibition, Central Avenue and Beyond: The Harlem Renaissance in Los Angeles.

Banner image: Ardie Allison and Diana Levy in a scene from Swan Lake ca. 1946-54. © 2009 Huntington Library



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