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One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance - Nikki Grimes
Call Number: MS 811/.54 GRI
ISBN: 9781619635548
Publication Date: 2017-01-03

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When Harlem Was in Vogue - David Levering Lewis
Call Number: 974.7 LEW
ISBN: 0195059697
Publication Date: 1989-04-20

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Free Within Ourselves - Geoffrey Jacques
Call Number: 700.89 JAC
ISBN: 0531112721
Publication Date: 1996-09-01

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Harlem Renaissance - Christine Slovey
Call Number: 700.89 HOW
ISBN: 0787648361
Publication Date: 2000-09-15

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Harlem Renaissance - David Driskell (Contribution by); David Levering Lewis (Contribution by); Deborah W. Ryan (Contribution by); Mary Schmidt Campbell
Call Number: 704 HAR
ISBN: 0810981289
Publication Date: 1994-02-01

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Harlem Renaissance - William S. McConnell (Editor)
Call Number: 810.9 HAR
ISBN: 0737710888
Publication Date: 2003-01-01

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From Harlem to Paris - Michel J. Fabre
Call Number: 810.9 Fab
ISBN: 0252063643
Publication Date: 1993-08-01

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Zora! - Dennis Brindell Fradin; Judith Bloom Fradin
Call Number: MS 813 FRA
ISBN: 0547006950
Publication Date: 2012-08-28

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Duke Ellington - Ron Frankl; Coretta Scott King (Introduction by); Nathan I. Huggins (Editor)
Call Number: 927.84 ELL
ISBN: 1555465846
Publication Date: 1987-12-01

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Langston Hughes - Karen Bush Gibson
Call Number: 928.1 HUG
ISBN: 1584154314
Publication Date: 2007-02-01

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Out of the Darkness: The Story of Blacks Moving North, 1890-1940 - James Haskins; Kathleen Benson
Call Number: 326.973 HAS
ISBN: 076140970X
Publication Date: 2000-01-01


Harlem Renaissance Overview

By World Telegram staff photographer [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons"This artistic and sociocultural awakening among African-Americans was a national phenomenon, reverberating through many urban centers. Viewed by some scholars as a distinctly African-American experiment in modernism and/or cultural pluralism, it found many outlets, from literature, painting, and sculpture to jazz, dance, and Broadway shows.

Though it peaked in 1923–1929, the movement can be dated from the founding of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 1909, the outbreak of World War I in 1914, or the publication of Claude McKay's poem Harlem Dancer in 1917 to as late as 1937, when Zora Neale Hurston published Their Eyes Were Watching God, or 1940, when Richard Wright's Native Son introduced a harsh new realism into black writing. Politically, it was part of a continuing response—which included the 1905 Niagara Movement and the NAACP—to the failure of Booker T. Washington's accommodationism to reverse the black disfranchisement that began after Reconstruction and extended through the Supreme Court's 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson decision and beyond."


Singh, Amritjit. "Harlem Renaissance.." The Oxford Companion to United States History. : Oxford University Press, 2001. Oxford Reference. 2004. Date Accessed 12 Nov. 2013 <>.


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