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Harlem Renaissance


Learn what the Harlem Renaissance was all about and why it was so very important to our culture. The creative outpouring of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s is captured in the Jackdaw’s colorful art, photos, manuscripts and posters. The black intellectuals, artists, and writers of the era are explored as only a hands-on Jackdaw can do. Here is an ideal resource for both the Social Studies and Literature curriculum. Historian: Christine Scriabine. The contents of this Jackdaw feature:

  • Harlem
  • The New Negro
  • Arts of the Renaissance: Visual, Musical, Dramatic
  • Women of the Harlem Renaissance
  • Literature of the Harlem Renaissance
Timeline Historical Documents
  • Maps documenting the growth of Harlem 1913-1930.
  • Photos of Harlem in the Twenties.
  • Poster “True Sons of Freedom” Negro Troops Returning from World War I.
  • James Weldon Johnson, “The Prodigal Son” from first edition of God’s Trombones.
  • Aaron Douglas, Eight Illustrations from God’s Trombones.
  • “Harlem Rent Parties” Oral Interview.
  • “Whites Invade Harlem” Levi Hubert, Unpublished manuscript.
  • Two Musicians – James Reese Europe and William Grant Still.
  • The Harlem Renaissance on postage stamps.
  • Dust jackets, magazine covers and theater programs.
  • Jazz Singers – Ethel Waters and Bessie Smith.
  • Color Poster –Paintings of African American Life.
  • Race Ads.
  • Zora Neale Hurston – Pioneer African-American anthropologist, folklorist, author.
Study Guide / Lesson Plan – Reproducible Activities

Price: $69.50



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