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WCSU instructor Lionel Bascom corrects perceptions about Harlem Renaissance with new book


HamletHub - Mar 21, 2017
“When you read about the Harlem Renaissance you believe it is a brief period where Harlem art scenes flourished until it disappeared in 1929,” Bascom said. “I wondered, 'Why 1929?' I didn't believe that number. No one seems to know when the Harlem ...
 

Claude McKay's Long-Lost Novel Brings the Harlem Renaissance to Life


Village Voice - Mar 22, 2017
McKay, an icon of the Harlem Renaissance, wrote poetry and fiction, and is probably best remembered for Home to Harlem, his 1928 bestseller, and the crackling sonnet "If We Must Die," a defiance of racial subjugation. After 1933, when his novel Banana ...
 

Love for the Harlem Renaissance


Tonka News - Mar 1, 2017
Senior Lani Farris dances with English teacher Stephanie Healy during the Harlem Renaissance Gallery on Feb. 14. The class made brochures and played music from the time period in order to showcase their learning over the past few weeks. Harlem ...
 

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Harlem Renaissance books

One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance


by: Nikki Grimes

In this collection of poetry, Nikki Grimes looks afresh at the poets of the Harlem Renaissance -- including voices like Langston Hughes, Georgia Douglas Johnson, and many more writers of importance and resonance from this era -- by combining their work with her own original poetry. Using "The Golden Shovel" poetic method, Grimes has written a collection of poetry that is as gorgeous as it is thought-provoking.

This special book also includes original artwork in full-color from some of today's most exciting African American illustrators, who have created pieces of art based on Nikki's original poems.
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On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker


by: A'Lelia Bundles
On Her Own Ground is the first full-scale, definitive biography of Madam C. J. Walker—the legendary African American entrepreneur and philanthropist—by her great-great-granddaughter, A'Lelia Bundles.

The daughter of slaves, Madam C. J. Walker was orphaned at seven, married at fourteen and widowed at twenty. She spent the better part of the next two decades laboring as a washerwoman for $1.50 a week. Then—with the discovery of a revolutionary hair care formula for black women—everything changed.
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Selected Poems of Langston Hughes: A Classic Collection of Poems by a Master of American Verse


by: Langston Hughes
With the publication of his first book of poems, The Weary Blues, in 1926, Langston Hughes electrified readers and launched a renaissance in black writing in America.  The poems Hughes wrote celebrated the experience of invisible men and women: of slaves who "rushed the boots of Washington"; of musicians on Lenox Avenue; of the poor and the lovesick; of losers in "the raffle of night."  They conveyed that experience in a voice that blended the spoken with the sung, that turned poetic lines into the phrases of jazz and blues, and that ripped through the curtain separating high from popular culture.
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Black No More


by: George S. Schuyler
According to Max Disher, an ambitious young black man in 1930s New York, someone of his race has only three alternatives: "Get out, get white, or get along." Incapable of getting out and unhappy with getting along, Max leaps at the remaining possibility. Thanks to a certain Dr. Junius Crookman and his mysterious process, Max and other eager clients develop bleached skin that permits them to enter previously forbidden territory. What they discover in white society, however, gives them second thoughts.
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Harlem Renaissance


Three separate video clips about the Harlem Renaissance from pbs.org.
 

The Harlem Renaissance: A Cultural Journey


This is a 2016 National History Day documentary on the Harlem Renaissance.
 

Harlem Renaissance: Music, Poets, Entertainment, Politics, and Culture (2001)


The Harlem Renaissance was a movement that spanned the 1920s. The Harlem Renaissance was the name given to the cultural, social, and artistic explosion ...
 

Harlem Renaissance from The Gift (Jazz by Ken Burns)


 

The Harlem Renaissance


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