Frequently used Sites


‘Drop me off In Harlem: Exploring the intersections.’ By the Kennedy Center for the Arts.

A Brief Introduction - PAL: Perspectives in American Literature: A Research and Reference Guide
Chapter 9: Harlem Renaissance

Brief Time-line of American Literature, Music and Movies

The Schomburg Center exhibit site "Harlem 1900-1940". Includes resources for teachers, focusing on interpreting photographs. Click the Menu on the upper right corner of the page.


Harlem: Mecca of the New Negro. A Hypermedia Edition of the March 1925 Survey Graphic Harlem Number.

Jill Diesman from the University of Kentucky has gathered a limited number of full text sources on 16 various H. R. period authors.

The Academy of American Poets put together this site with links to a limited number of full text stories and poetry. Use the search function in the upper right.

Women of the Harlem Renaissance.

Institute of International Visual Arts and the Hayward Gallery have produced a site called "Rhapsodies in Black"with links to HR artists, essays and interpretations.

Paul P. Reuben's immense literature site at Cal State Stanhope covers the Harlem Renaissance. From here, you can link to pages about: Bontemps, Cullen, Du Bois, Garvey, Hughes, Hurston, C Johnson, J W Johnson, Toomer, and many others - as well as an Introduction, Selected Bibliography, and Research and Study Topics.

A score of excellent links provided by the African American Literature Book Club site.

You can browse Harlem's musical history by artist, instrument, or style.

Smithsonian American Art Museum. Search for individual H.R. artists or do a subject search for a listing. Also, look under "Exhibitions"/"Past"; African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era, and Beyond 

Arnaud Wendell Bontemps(It happened in History)

Creative American Portraits by Carl Van Vechten

The Poets Voice: Langston Hughes and You

Racial Violence and Representation: Performance Strategies in Lynching Dramas of 1920s
Roads Taken and Not Taken: Post Marxism, Antiracism and Anticommunism

Summary of the Argument of The Invention of the White Race

W.E.B. Du Bois

Zora Neale Hurston

Links to biographies and audio clips compliments of the San Diego County Office of Education.
Audio and Video Clips: Marian Anderson

Biography and Image: Louis Armstrong

Biography, Image, and Audio Clips: Benny Carter

Biography and Image: Duke Ellington

Unofficial Billie Holliday site:

Biography and Images: Paul Robeson

Harlem Renaissance. A Celebration of Creativity.


Welcome to Malcolm X Boulevard in the heart of Harlem! This online virtual tour highlights the landmarks of Harlem and is available in both an interactive Flash form as well as printable text form. Select either the Interactive Flash or Printable Text button below to begin.

A HISTORICAL picture tour of the Harlem neighborhood.

PBS-WNET produced a video in 2000 called A Walk through Harlem This web site has a virtual tour of the neighborhood.

East Harlem History Buildings

Strivers Row King Model Houses

Graham Court Apartments


Ohio State University. Causes and issues in American Prohibition

Digital History Overview of the 1920's:

Crime and Criminals of the 1920’s and 1930’s

FBI History files

Eliot Ness Files from the FBI archives. Actual papers by / from / about Eliot Ness

Al Capone.

George Bugs Moran.

Dutch Schultz:The "Beer Baron of the Bronx"


The 19th. Amendment Women’s Suffrage the right to vote

History Channel: The Roaring Twenties


History of Fashion

Vintage Rags 1920’s and 30’s. This is a web site of items FOR SALE. However, the photos are usually very well done.

FILM History of the 1920's