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The Cotton Club: Harlem Renaissance’s Troubled Icon

Numerous nightclubs emerged and flourished in Manhattan’s Harlem neighborhood during the Harlem Renaissance, a vibrant cultural movement spanning from the aftermath of World War I (1917) to the prelude of the Great Depression and World War II in the 1930s. One of the most famous was a problematic and heavily segregated establishment known as The Cotton Club or the Aristocrat of Harlem.