What does Harlem mean?

Definitions for Harlem
ˈhɑr ləmHar·lem

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Harlem(noun)

    a district of Manhattan; now largely a Black ghetto

Wiktionary

  1. Harlem(ProperNoun)

    A neighborhood in northern Manhattan, currently known for its black population.

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  1. Harlem

    Harlem is a large neighborhood within the northern section of the New York City borough of Manhattan. Since the 1920s, Harlem has been known as a major African-American residential, cultural and business center. Originally a Dutch village, formally organized in 1658, it is named after the city of Haarlem in the Netherlands. Harlem's history has been defined by a series of economic boom-and-bust cycles, with significant population shifts accompanying each cycle. Black residents began to arrive en masse in 1905, with numbers fed by the Great Migration. In the 1920s and 1930s, Central and West Harlem were the focus of the "Harlem Renaissance", an outpouring of artistic work without precedent in the American black community. However, with job losses in the time of the Great Depression and the deindustrialization of New York City after World War II, rates of crime and poverty increased significantly. Since New York City's revival in the late 20th century, Harlem has been experiencing social and economic gentrification. However, Harlem still suffers from many social problems. Large portions of the population receive a form of income support from the government—with West, Central, and East Harlem respectively at 34.9%, 43.3%, and 46.5% of the population.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Harlem in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Harlem in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Harlem in a Sentence

  1. Cathy Harley:

    The influence of his work by Harlem Renaissance artists is evident.

  2. Vianel Garcia:

    Of all the places for the Pope to visit, he's coming to East Harlem, we need his blessing.

  3. Ronald Reagan:

    It doesn't do good to open doors for someone who doesn't have the price to get in. If he has the price, he may not need the laws. There is no law saying the Negro has to live in Harlem or Watts.

  4. Zinta Aistars:

    ”Aberjhani is also known as author of Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance, The Bridge of Silver Wings, and The Wisdom of W.E.B. Dubois. He publishes often in various publications, print and online. His poetry has an intensely intimate courage, the sort we would all wish to have, but too often hold protectively back.”

  5. Clement Alexander Price:

    “We are drawn to the Harlem Renaissance because of the hope for black uplift and interracial interaction and empathy that it embodied and because there is a certain element of romanticism associated with the era’s creativity, its seemingly larger-than-life heroes and heroines, and its most brilliantly lit terrain, Harlem, USA.”

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