Harlem Renaissance

“Free for the first time to express themselves…”

A New African American Identity: The Harlem Renaissance @ National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C.

A Walk Through Harlem (Click on the interactive map!)

The Harlem Renaissance @ history.com

The Harlem Renaissance @ wikipedia

A Brief Guide to the Harlem Renaissance @ poets.org


The Primary Sources

LoC’s ebook on The Harlem Renaissance

LOC’s Harlem Renaissance Resources


The People

Famous Harlem Renaissance People @ bio.com

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The Poetry

A Brief Guide to the Harlem Renaissance

Harlem Renaissance Responses to Other Poems


“A Dream Deferred”


“I, Too, Sing America”


“I Dream a World” (google doodle to celebrate Hughes’s 113th birthday)


The Life and Work of Langston Hughes @ AAP

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The Music


Photographs from the Golden Age of Jazz @ LoC

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The Art

Art Focus @ PBS

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If you love Lily Pulitzer or Vera Bradley, be sure to look into Lois Mailou Jones.


More Resources

Harlem Renaissance websites

Harlem Renaissance: A Brief Introduction

Drop Me Off in Harlem

Dr. Walczak’s Pinterest page on the Harlem Renaissance.

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Students Perform Harlem Renaissance Poetry


Spoken Word Poetry

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