Unfortunately, a lot of the information I've found has only mentioned Harlem and the cultural contributions of African Americans at this time. What I'm looking for, more specifically, is how socially accepted African Americans were during this time period. Was it possible for them to be middle class citizens? If so, how likely? How deeply entrenched was segregation and how widespread it would be in cities like Baltimore/Philadelphia/New York (note on this: my research has shown that the early 1920s were way more tolerant of "differences" such as homosexuality [in the larger cities, at least] than in the latter part of the decade entering into the 1930s)?
Online search terms I've tried are: african americans 1920s, african american 1920s jobs, blacks in the 1920s, social structure 1920s african americans/blacks.
Book research I've done: Harlem: A History, The Warmth of Other Suns, and Up From Slavery (which is a fantastic read, to digress a bit).
Any help or links anyone can provide would be fantastic help. Thanks a lot!