Harlem Renaissance

Frequently used Sites

WHERE, WHAT, WHEN

‘Drop me off In Harlem: Exploring the intersections.’ By the Kennedy Center for the Arts.
http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/interactives/harlem/

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

http://archive.csustan.edu/english/reuben/pal/chap9/9intro.html

Brief Time-line of American Literature, Music and Movies
http://mssv.net/realityart/1920s.html

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.
http://exhibitions.nypl.org/harlem/

WHO

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

http://books.google.com/books?id=eTfx4WoHwQIC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Harlem:+Mecca+of+the+New+Negro.&source=bl&ots=UdNm2tIS6R&sig=pFkzHWVZKukPGrxntIzin0YwOqs&hl=en&ei=mb_FTLXvIYaenwfd4rXpCQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=6&ved=0CC4Q6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q&f=false

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.
http://www.iniva.org/harlem/home.html

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.
http://www.csustan.edu/english/reuben/pal/chap9/chap9.html

A score of excellent links provided by the African American Literature Book Club site.
http://aalbc.com/authors/harlem.htm

You can browse Harlem's musical history by artist, instrument, or style.
http://www.harlem.org/

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)
http://amsaw.org/amsaw-ithappenedinhistory-101303-bontemps.html

Creative American Portraits by Carl Van Vechten  http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/vvhtml/vvhome.html

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
http://clogic.eserver.org/1-2/foley.html

Summary of the Argument of The Invention of the White Race  http://clogic.eserver.org/1-2/allen.html

W.E.B. Du Bois
http://www.ipl.org/div/litcrit/bin/litcrit.out.pl?au=du+-779

Zora Neale Hurston
http://www.ipl.org/div/litcrit/bin/litcrit.out.pl?au=hur-71

Links to biographies and audio clips compliments of the San Diego County Office of Education.
Audio and Video Clips: Marian Anderson
http://www.library.upenn.edu/special/gallery/anderson/

Biography and Image: Louis Armstrong
http://www.npg.si.edu/exh/armstrong/index.htm

Biography, Image, and Audio Clips: Benny Carterhttp://www.bennycarter.com

Biography and Image: Duke Ellingtonhttp://www.cmgww.com/music/ellington/index.html

Unofficial Billie Holliday site:http://www.ladyday.net/

Biography and Images: Paul Robeson
http://www.duboislc.org/ShadesOfBlack/PaulRobeson.html

Harlem Renaissance. A Celebration of Creativity.
http://slibguides.maine207.org/harlem_renaissance

A HISTORICAL picture tour of the Harlem neighborhood.
http://manhattan.about.com/od/neighborhoodguide/a/harlemnewyork.htm

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
http://www.nyc-architecture.com/HAR/HAR-History.html

Strivers Row King Model Houses
http://liveuptown.com/striversrowbrownstones.html

Graham Court Apartments
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graham_Court

PROHIBITION

Ohio State University. Causes and issues in American Prohibition
http://prohibition.osu.edu/

Digital History Overview of the 1920's:
http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/era.cfm?eraID=13&smtID=1

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

FBI History files
http://www.fbi.gov/fbihistory.htm

Eliot Ness Files from the FBI archives. Actual papers by / from / about Eliot Ness
http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2007/january/ness010307

Al Capone.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Capone?scrlybrkr=ae84456a#

George Bugs Moran.
http://www.nationalcrimesyndicate.com/bugs-moran-biography/

Dutch Schultz:The "Beer Baron of the Bronx"
http://www.biography.com/people/dutch-schultz-236042

VOTING RIGHTS

The 19th. Amendment Women’s Suffrage the right to vote
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/tserve/freedom/1865-1917/essays/nadir.htm

History Channel: The Roaring Twenties
http://www.history.com/topics/roaring-twenties

CLOTHING / COSTUME of the 20s

History of Fashion
1920s http://fashionhistory.zeesonlinespace.net/p1920s.html
1930s http://fashionhistory.zeesonlinespace.net/p1930s.html

Vintage Rags 1920’s and 30’s. This is a web site of items FOR SALE. However, the photos are usually very well done.
http://vintagegladrags.com/1920_Vintage_Clothing.html
http://www.vintagegladrags.com/1930_Vintage_Clothing.html

FILM History of the 1920's

http://www.filmsite.org/20sintro.html

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