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"Luke Cage" Guide to Black American Culture

Reading lists and music used and referenced in the Netflix superhero series, "Luke Cage."

Harlem Renaissance Overview

Mariah Dillard's political initiative, "The New Harlem Renaissance" is a reference to the period from roughly 1920-1930 known as the Harlem Renaissance, when Harlem was a center for black culture and a flourishing of the arts in the United States. It is also the period in time when jazz captured the imagination of the nation.

Rutgers Libraries contains over 340 books on the subject of the original Harlem Renaissance, as well as access to many scholarly, peer reviewed journal articles through its databases. Below are highlights from the RU Library book collections.

Visual Art

Books Available from RU Libraries

Poetry and Literature


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