In the first of five special episodes on US history, Greg Jenner is joined by Prof Emily Bernard and Roy Wood Jr in 1920s New York as they take a look at the movers and shakers of the Harlem Renaissance. Walk through one of Harlem's infamous rent parties and meet the greatest icons and minds from music, politics and the literary world during a cultural revolution.
Produced by Cornelius Mendez
Script by Greg Jenner and Emma Nagouse
Research by Harry Prance, Jess White, Tim Galsworthy
A production by The Athletic for BBC Radio 4.