Study Guide

Having Our Say Part VI, Introduction

By Sarah and A. Elizabeth Delany with Amy Hill Hearth

Part VI, Introduction

  • Although Harlem weathers the early years of the Great Depression better than most, the neighborhood has begun to feel the impact of the downturn by the '30s.
  • With World War II approaching, the black residents of Harlem passionately support the war effort despite their continued treatment as second-class citizens.