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Harlem US English

A district in New York City, north of 96th Street in northeastern Manhattan. It has a large black population and in the 1920s and 1930s was noted for its nightclubs and jazz bands

East Harlem US English

A neighborhood of Harlem in northern Manhattan in New York City. Parts of it have been called Italian Harlem and Spanish Harlem, reflecting local ethnic history

Harlem Renaissance US English

A literary movement in the 1920s that centered on Harlem and was an early manifestation of black consciousness in the US The movement included writers such as Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston

Brundtland, Gro Harlem US English

(1939-), Norwegian stateswoman, prime minister 1981, 1986–89, and 1990–96. As Norway’s first female prime minister, she chaired the World Commission on Environment and Development (known as the Brundtland Commission), which produced the Our Common Future report in 1987