The Middletown Renaissance


The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural movement that spanned the 1920s and 1930s. At the time, it was known as the “New Negro
Movement
“, named after the 1925 anthology by Alain Locke. Though it was centered in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City, many French-speaking
black writers from African and Caribbean colonies who lived in Paris were also influenced by the Harlem Renaissance. Middletown a small City
seems to be undergoing a Renaissance The black population in Middletown has grown from about 1,300 in 2000 to about 3,000 by 2009, and is town’s fastest growing demographic representing 28 percent of the town’s total population. Black business owners along Main Street said growth in the black population has meant a healthier and more inclusive business environment as the town continues to develop.

01/05/11 Middletown DE:
Middletown Delaware Wednesday afternoon at the corner of Broad St
and Main St. Special to The News Journal/SAQUAN STIMPSON
01/05/11 Middletown DE: Delores Kirk cleaning collard
greens at Soul to Soul Cafe while listening to the R&B
group The Whispers in Middletown Delaware Wednesday afternoon.
Special to The News Journal/SAQUAN STIMPSON

 




01/05/11 Middletown DE:
Jannie Weeks prepares Chitterlings at Soul to Soul Cafe in
Middletown Delaware Wednesday afternoon. Special to The News
Journal/SAQUAN STIMPSON
Soul to Soul
Cafe
(302) 464-1144
2 East Main
Street
Middletown , DE
19709

 

 

01/05/11 Middletown DE: Atmosphere Barbershop owner Andrew
Johnson finishes up a clients haircut at Atmosphere barbershop in
Middletown Delaware Wednesday afternoon. Special to The News
Journal/SAQUAN STIMPSON
01/05/11 Middletown DE: Atmosphere Barbershop Manager
Keith Jackson cutting a client hair at Atmosphere barbershop in
Middletown Delaware Wednesday afternoon. Special to The News
Journal/SAQUAN STIMPSON
Atmosphere Barber
Shop
302-464-1042
18 N Broad
St
Middletown , DE
19709

 

 

01/05/11 Middletown DE: Bronx Native Mark Harper Owner of
Java House Cafe in Middletown Delaware. Special to The News
Journal/SAQUAN STIMPSON

 

Java House Cafe
(646)
326-1490
104 W. Main
Street
Middletown, DE
19709

01/05/11 Middletown DE:
Xanadu Salon owner Andrea Patterson works on Client Deyonta Burnett
hair at Xanadu Salon in Middletown Delaware Wednesday afternoon.
Special to The News Journal/SAQUAN STIMPSON





01/05/11
Middletown DE: Natural Hair Stylist Marion Counal a Brooklyn Native
works on client Isaac Coleman hair at Xanadu Salon in Middletown
Delaware Wednesday afternoon. Special to The News Journal/SAQUAN
STIMPSON


Xanadu
Salon
(302) 449-2677
104 W.
Main Street
Middletown , DE 19709

Photography By Saquan Stimpson




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