Located in the North of Manhattan, Harlem district is one of the principal centres of African-American culture in New York. The neighbourhood became one of the centres dedicated to promoting equality of civil rights. Far from its reputation as a “ghetto”, Harlem has become today a dynamic neighbourhood, which mixes commercial shops, gospel churches, and jazz clubs.
Also worth discovering: the Abyssinian Baptist Church, one of the oldest and most influential African-American churches created in 1808 and the Studio Museum, which since 1968 has dedicated itself to the promotion of African-American culture and local artists. The Studio exhibits collections from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Caribbean and African artworks, as well as very beautiful temporary expositions.