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A time-line for the Harlem Renaissance

Time Line for the HR

A Harlem Chronology

A Walk Through Harlem
An interactive map

The Survey Graphic (Harlem number) March 1925
Survey Graphic was the monthly illustrated number of Survey magazine, the premier journal of social work in America in the 1920s. In November of 1924, the Survey's chief editor, Paul Kellogg, asked Alain Locke (then a professor of philosophy at Howard University) to design and edit a special issue devoted to the African American "Renaissance" underway in Harlem.

Harlem Renaissance - A Brief Introduction

Harlem Renaissance
Father Ryan High School in Nashville Tennessee maintains this site.

Harlem Renaissance
Pivotal Period in the Development of Afro-American Culture Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute

History Matters

History Matters.
A search for Harlem Renaissance


The Harlem Renaissance and the Flowering of Creativity


A Brief Guide to the Harlem Renaissance

White House Salutes Harlem Renaissance Writers
On March 13, 2002 First Lady Laura Bush hosted another in her series of events titled "White House Salute to America's Authors." This program, the second in the series, celebrated what the First Lady called "one of the richest literary periods in American history, the Harlem Renaissance, and the authors whose genius brought it to life."

Zora Neale Hurston
The Zora Neale Hurston Plays at the Library of Congress present a selection of ten plays written by Hurston (1891-1960), author, anthropologist, and folklorist. Deposited in the United States Copyright Office between 1925 and 1944, most of the plays remained unpublished and unproduced until they were rediscovered in the Copyright Deposit Drama Collection in 1997. The plays reflect Hurston's life experience, travels, and research, especially her study of folklore in the African-American South. Totaling 1,068 hundred images, the scripts are housed in the Library's Manuscript, Music, and Rare Books and Special Collections Divisions.

Literature of the Harlem Renaissance


Music of the HR


Harlem 1900-1940
An Exhibition Portfolio from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Rhapsodies in Black
An online forum from PBS discusses an exhibit at The California Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco called Rhapsodies in Black.

Carl Van Vechten

Reading Lists

The Harlem Renaissance
A Core Collection of Books. Includes links to author sites.

Smithsonian Institute Reading List

The Black Renaissance
A Bibliography of Selected Sources at Howard University

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