Frequently used Sites
WHERE, WHAT, WHEN
‘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" is full of one-page presentations of writers and artists of the Harlem Renaissance. Includes resources for teachers, focusing on interpreting photographs.
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a division of the New York Public Library. This site has many links to authors, biographies, social movements, a time-line, and sports figures.
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. http://www.nku.edu/~diesmanj/guides/
The Academy of American Poets put together this site with links to a limited number of full text stories and poetry. http://www.poets.org/index.php Use the search function in the upper right.
Women of the Harlem Renaissance. http://womenshistory.about.com/library/bio/blbio_list_harlem.htm
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. http://americanart.si.edu/index3.cfm
Arnaud Wendell Bontemps (It happened in History)
Creative American Portraits by Carl Van Vechten http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/vvhtml/vvhome.html
Harlem, 1900-1940: An African-American Community
The Poets Voice: Langston Hughes and You http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=405
Racial Violence and Representation: Performance Strategies in Lynching Dramas of 1920s http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m2838/is_4_33/ai_59024886
Roads Taken and Not Taken: Post Marxism, Antiracism and Anticommunism
Summary of the Argument of The Invention of the White Race http://clogic.eserver.org/1-2/allen.html
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 http://www.bennycarter.com
Biography and Image: Duke Ellington http://www.cmgww.com/music/ellington/index.html
Unofficial Billie Holliday site: http://www.ladyday.net/
Biography and Images: Paul Robeson
Jazz Age Culture. Pittsburg State University - Pittsburg, Kansas
VIRTUAL TOURS / ARCHITECTURE
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. http://www.thirteen.org/harlem/map.html
East Harlem History Buildings
Strivers Row King Model Houses
Graham Court Apartments
Ohio State University. Causes and issues in American Prohibition
Digital History by the University of Houston, TX. Jazz age:
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
Dutch Schultz: The "Beer Baron of the Bronx"
The 19th. Amendment Women’s Suffrage the right to vote
CLOTHING / COSTUME of the 20s
The Costumer’s Manifesto
Vintage Rags 1920’s and 30’s. This is a web site of items FOR SALE. However, the photos are usually very well done.