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The Harlem Reanissance

The Harlem Reanissance

by Dolores Johnson

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Children's Literature - Joyce Rice
The Harlem Renaissance, a period of American history covering the 1920s and 1930s, was all about creativity among the African American population. Harlem, a black neighborhood in the center of New York City, was the place to be for writers, artists, and performers who were African American. The streets were filled with nightclubs that attracted and nurtured this new generation of talented Americans. Many of the ideas that were created in the Harlem Renaissance would radiate beyond its birthplace and for many years to come. Readers will learn from historic photographs as well as interviews with artists from this period such as poets James Weldon Johnson and Langston Hughes. They will be introduced to Palmer Hayden, a World War I veteran who came to New York from Virginia to paint Harlem street scenes and canvases of small-town life in his native state. Students will also learn of the importance of the businessmen who stepped out to support and promote these individuals when it was not a popular thing to do. Appendices include a glossary, bibliography, book and web site recommendations, notes, and an index. Teachers should be aware that terms of the period are used in this text that may be offensive to some readers. This is an excellent series addition for middle school social studies collections. Reviewer: Joyce Rice

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Cavendish, Marshall Corporation
Publication date:
Drama of African-American History Series
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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