Harlem Renaissance Music


Shuffle Along was an innovative musical production for African-Americans.

January 1, 1921

Race records, sound recordings of the early 20th century that were made exclusively by and for African Americans.

January 1923

The Negro Experimental Theatre was founded the theatre was an inspiration to other groups in the country It encouraged serious Black theatre and playwrights,

February 1928

Countee Cullen and Yolande Du Bois were mar

September 1,1928

The Negro Experimental Theatre was founded

Harlem opened on Broadway The single most successful production of the time by a black author opened on Broadway in 1929.

March 1929

“Crazy Blues was so successful that the General Phonograph Company’s OKeh label launched a series called “Original Race Records.”

march 15, 1932