Harlem Essay Topics

Faith and Community in Italian Harlem

Orsi argues that, for the people of Italian Harlem, the “sacred” was located in the home, the domus, which was “sacred space” (Orsi 105). The domus, or family, was where vales were learned, where Italian Americans developed their sense of self. Family, they were taught, was what distinguished them from non-Italian Americans, “Blood” was the… View Article

Harlem a Dream Deferred –Explanation

The poem by Langston talks about the fate of dreams that are never fulfilled. The poem is a metaphorical depiction of the disappointment of the ‘black population’ in Harlem. In the poem the dream refers to the hopes of the black people which were opportunity, better living conditions & freedom from racism. However the expectations… View Article