The Harlem Renaissance:

A Cultural Crossroads


The Investigation:


The Harlem Renaissance was an outpouring of African-American Culture post-World War I through the 1930's, with its epicenter in the pulsating community of Harlem, New York.  Your job is to investigate the extent and content of the re-birth of the African-American culture, and present evidence of its redefinition in art, poetry, literature, and music. 

 Think of yourself as an historical detective; Explore each of the categories below, making sure to produce a portfolio of evidence to share with the class.  Your portfolio should include artifacts from each of the five areas, and clearly show how the Harlem Renaissance was a bold new self definition of African-Americans.  The Portfolio will include each of the following products:

So... let's begin the investigation! Begin with the Background first.


Background

Art

Literature

Poetry

music


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