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In Harlem Manhattan, black children were set up for failure. Harlem had minimal infrastructures for children to be children. They were exposed to the realities of life at a very early age. They had to rely on the streets to enjoy themselves. This image shows two young kids in Harlem circling around a lamppost for enjoyment. They are out on the streets at all hours of the day and night, but through their innocence, children will luckily find was to escape the real world and the problems that come with it. These children were navigating the dangerous streets of Harlem where crimes were a relevant part of day to day life in Harlem by themselves. African Americans improved Harlem through the HarlRenaissancence. At the time, African Americans called it the New Negro Movement. A rise in black nationalist, a reinventing of black identity as well as an artistic revolution all made it the Harlem renaissance. The New Negro’s main focus was “absolute and unequivocal social equality”.  The author of Harlem Renaissance, Nathan Irving affirmed that the new negro was set out to reject second-class citizenship and would educate himself and others in order to facilitate just race relations (Irving 2007, 53-54).