You will be
introduced to many artists who worked during the Harlem Renaissance.
You will have the chance to read their poetry and pros as well as observe
their drawings and paintings. Look
closely, donít miss a thing! Notice
each artistís particular style both in writing and drawing.
What themes can you
find in their work. Notice some
similarities and differences between artists.
Choose one artist and describe the theme
and style in his/her work
Compare and contrast that
artist with another artist working in the same medium
Using the same theme,
create a poem or short story
For an introduction to the
Harlem Renaissance, click intro.
To learn about Harlem Renaissance
poets click on Claude McKay, James
Weldon Johnson, and/or Jean
To learn about the visual art
of the time, click on Louis
Mailou Jones, Palmer
Hayden and/or Jacob
If you are interested in a
short story, click Nella Larsen.
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First you should browse
through the resources listed above.
Choose an artist/writer/poet you would like to concentrate on.
Once you've picked an artist, start looking for comparisons with other
Öand so on.
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