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Bethany Tolson - Harlem Renaissance: Articles and Databases

Harlem Renaissance

Database - Black Thought and Culture

  Black Thought and Culture - Searchable texts of non-fiction work by prominent 
  African Americans, 1700 to present. (Harlem Renaissance: Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Wallace Thurman)





 - Literature Resources

Collection of overviews, biographies, bibliographies, and critical analysis of authors from every age and literary discipline.


Article - Student Edition

The Harlem Renaissance -

Jerome J. Hausman. Arts & Activities. (Dec. 2008)

(Dec. 2008) THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE (2008) by Kevin Hillstrom. Omnigraphics. This is an excellent historical account of an important part of African-American history. The book is organized in three sections: 1) a narrative overview (Black America after slavery; beginnings of the Harlem Renaissance; literature, music and art; the end and legacy of the Harlem Renaissance); 2) biographies of such major figures as W.E.B. DuBois, Duke Ellington, Langston Hughes, Paul Robeson and Bessie Smith; and 3) primary sources such as writings by DuBois, poetry of the Harlem Renaissance and writings of Hughes on racial identity and artistic integrity. The book's appendices include: important people, places and terms; a chronology of events from 1865 to 1940; and an excellent listing of sources for further study. Overall, this is a valuable starting point for study at the middle- and high-school level.

Article - Student edition

The Harlem Renaissance: a cultural rebirth -

James Hall. Cobblestone. (Apr. 2006)

27.4 (Apr. 2006) p3. Word Count: 1167. Reading Level (Lexile): 1650.Great waves of African Americans migrated to northern cities to take advantage of the many factory jobs that opened up in response to World War I (1914-1918). Unfortunately, social attitudes of the early 20th century...