Harlem Renaissance
Bessie Chin Library
African Americans
American literature


The Black Renaissance in Washington, D.C., 1920-1930s -- http://www.dclibrary.org/blkren/
This site demonstrates that the "outpouring of literature by African Americans" during the Harlem Renaissance was also reflected in other communities. Includes biographies, recommended books, related links, and a timeline. From the District of Columbia Public Library. (LII)
Harlem, 1900-1940: An African-American Community -- http://www.si.umich.edu/CHICO/Harlem
"Various elements of the history of the urban experience in Harlem's early days as the Cultural Capital of African Americans are represented here by graphic and photographic images from the Schomburg Center collection. Some of the subjects include the Schomburg Center itself, political movements, education, sports, social organizations, religion, the Harlem Hospital, theater, business and music. ... included are a map of Harlem, a time line, a bibliography and additional resources" for teachers. (LII)
Harlem: Mecca of the New Negro -- http://etext.virginia.edu/harlem/
Contains a facsimile of the March 1925 Survey Graphic magazine special issue about the Harlem Renaissance. The issue features essays, stories, and poems by Alain Locke, W.E.B. Du Bois, Arthur Schomburg, Countee Cullen, Langston Hughes, and others. Includes original advertisements. From the University of Virginia Electronic Text Center. (LII)
The Harlem Renaissance and the Flowering of Creativity -- http://tinyurl.com/h2238
Part of the African American Odyssey exhibit on the Library of Congress American Memory Project. Includes digital reproductions of artifacts from the era.
Harlem Renaissance, 1919-1937 -- http://tinyurl.com/fss7z
This site features a selected bibliography of articles and books that focus on the people and ideas of the Harlem Renaissance literature movement. It includes profiles of Marcus Garvey, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Alain Locke, Anne Spencer, Wallace Thurman, Dorothy West, and others. Also provides research and study guides for students, as well as links to the other author profiles. From PAL: Perspectives in American Literature, an online textbook by an English professor at California State University, Stanislaus. (LII)
Rhapsodies in Black: Art of the Harlem Renaissance -- http://www.iniva.org/harlem/intro.html

An introduction to this period of the flowering of the arts: music, painting, dance, and literature in the black community in Harlem. Included are backgrounds for a few artists, a bibliography, and a chronology. (LII)
Women of the Harlem Renaissance -- http://tinyurl.com/k8rho
An ever-expanding list of biographies of notable women in the Harlem Renaissance, both those who are well-known and those who should be better-known. From About.com.