Harlem Renaissance Entertainment


The first performance called The Shuffle was performed.

January 1,1921

Bessie Smith records her first smash hit

February 15, 1923

The Cotton Club opens

October 1, 1923

Louis Armstrong records "West Ends Blues" with his Hot Five

June 28, 1928

Great Depression effects the Harlem Renaissance

October 29, 1929

Zora Neale Hurston's The Great Day premieres on Broadway

January 10, 1932

Lino Rivera is arrested.

March 19, 1935

The Harlem Race Riot sparks

March 20,1935

The Harlem Renaissance ends

January 31, 1940

The Cotton Club closes

June 1940