The phrase “Harlem in the 1920s” evokes images of the Harlem Renaissance, or of Marcus Garvey and soapbox orators haranguing crowds about politics and race. Yet the most ubiquitous feature of Harlem life between the world wars was the game of “numbers.” Thousands of wagers, usually of a dime or less, would be placed on a daily number derived from U.S. bank statistics. The rewards of “hitting the number,” a 600-to-1 payoff, tempted the ordinary men and women of the Black Metropolis with the chimera of the good life. Playing the Numbers tells the story of this illegal form of gambling and the central role it played in the lives of African Americans who flooded into Harlem in the wake of World War I. For a dozen years the “numbers game” was one of America’s rare black-owned businesses, turning over tens of millions of dollars every year. The most successful “bankers” were known as Black Kings and Queens, and they lived royally. Yet the very success of “bankers” like Stephanie St. Clair and Casper Holstein attracted Dutch Schultz, Lucky Luciano, and organized crime to the game. By the late 1930s, most of the profits were being siphoned out of Harlem. Playing the Numbers reveals a unique dimension of African American culture that made not only Harlem but New York City itself the vibrant and energizing metropolis it was. An interactive website allows readers to locate actors and events on Harlem’s streets.
This choices board assignment offers diverse options for all types of learners to show what they've learned. Written specifically for mathematics teachers, this lesson helps facilitate the understanding and process of writing choices board lessons.
The course for teachers who want to get their students communicating with confidence. face2face is an easy-to-teach General English course that helps adults and young adults to speak and listen with confidence. The Workbook with Key offers additional consolidation activities and a Reading and Writing Portfolio for extra skills practice.
19 of your favorite Christmas Carols - Strictly by the Numbers - Includes melody numbers, chord numbers and lyrics for each song Tips on how to make your own arrangement Songs are playable in any key on any instrument Includes Mr. Natural's Major Scale Intervalometer for piano/keyboards