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1 Elijah Aloese Lakisha Carson Arielle Gonzales Period 3

2 A cultural movement in the 1920s during which African American art, literature, and music prospered as a result of newfound pride. When African Americans opted to move during the Great Migration, jazz, poetry, painting, dance, blues and study of folklore became popular forms of expression within the black community. DEFINITION

3 Cultural movement occurring between 1920-1930 AKA the “New Negro Movement” The Great Migration can be referred to as the movement of 6 million African Americans out of the rural Southern United States to the Northeast, Midwest, and West During the Harlem Renaissance, the roles of African Americans began to become prominent in literature, art, and music During this time period, the musical, writing, and artful styles of blacks were becoming more and more attractive to whites A NEW MOVEMENT

4 Common themes include African American concerns and pride in their culture Poems usually include repetitive structure similar to those of blues lyrics or fragments like those of jazz improvisation Techniques include metaphors, similes, symbolism, and syntax POETIC TECHNIQUES

5 Born on September 15, 1890 in Jamaica Died on May 22, 1948 in Chicago, Illinois Education received at Tuskegee Institute, Kansas State Teachers College Occupations: Children’s Activist, Civil Rights Activist, Author, Poet Born with the name of Festus Claudius McKay (AKA Eli Edwards) CLAUDE MCKAY

6 Home to Harlem (1928) Best-seller which won the Harmon Gold Award for Literature; Banjo (1929) Banana Bottom (1933) Jamaican Institute of Arts and Sciences, gold medal, 1912, for two volumes of poetry, Songs of Jamaica and Constab Ballads; Harmon Foundation Award for distinguished literary achievement, NAACP, 1929, for Harlem Shadows and Home to Harlem; James Weldon Johnson Literary Guild Award, 1937. NOTABLE WORKS

7 If we must die, let it not be like hogs Hunted and penned in an inglorious spot, While round us bark the mad and hungry dogs, Making their mock at our accursèd lot. If we must die, O let us nobly die, So that our precious blood may not be shed In vain; then even the monsters we defy Shall be constrained to honor us though dead! O kinsmen! we must meet the common foe! Though far outnumbered let us show us brave, And for their thousand blows deal one death-blow! What though before us lies the open grave? Like men we'll face the murderous, cowardly pack, Pressed to the wall, dying, but fighting back! IF WE MUST DIE

8 Lived May 30, 1903 – January 9, 1946 Leading poet during the Harlem Renaissance Attended both New York University and Harvard University Cullen won a citywide poetry contest as a schoolboy, and the Witter Bynner Poetry Prize at NYU Close friends with Langston Hughes In 1928, he married the daughter of W.E.B. Du Bois. COUNTEE CULLEN

9 Poetry I Have a Rendezvous With Life (1920s, poem) Color Harper & brothers, 1925 Copper Sun, Harper & brothers, 1927 Harlem Wine 1926 Prose One Way to Heaven (1931) The Lost Zoo (1940) My Lives and How I Lost Them (1942) Drama St. Louis Woman (1946) NOTABLE WORKS

10 This is not water running here, These thick rebellious streams That hurtle flesh and bone past fear Down alleyways of dreams This is a wine that must flow on Not caring how or where So it has ways to flow upon Where song is in the air. So it can woo an artful flute With loose elastic lips Its measurements of joy compute With blithe, ecstatic hips. HARLEM WINE

11 Feb 1, 1902- May 22, 1967 Born James Langston Hughes in Joplin, Missouri Grew up very insecure His father wanted him to be an engineer Attended Columbia University Wrote novels, short stories, and plays about African American life during the twenties through sixties First published work was “The Weary Blues” in 1926 used the rhythms of African American music, specifically blues and jazz Known as the Poet Laureate of the Negro Race Jazz and blues songs were played in his honor at his funeral LANGSTON HUGHES

12 Fine Clothes To The Jew The Weary Blues The Negro Speaks Of Rivers I Dream A World NOTABLE WORKS

13 I, too, sing America I am the darker brother. They send me to eat in the kitchen When company comes But I laugh, And eat well, And grow strong. Tomorrow, I’ll be at the table When company comes Nobody’ll dare Say to me “Eat in the kitchen” Then.Besides, They’ll see how beautiful I am And be ashamed— I, too, am America. I, TOO, SING AMERICA

14 The following text is from Langston Hughes’ 1945 poem, “I, Too, Sing America”. Read the poem carefully and annotate the text, then write a thesis statement relating to how the author uses literary devices to foreshadow the rise of African Americans in society. AP WRITING PROMPT 1

15 The following text is from Countee Cullen’s 1926 poem, “Harlem Wine”. Read the poem carefully and then write a response on how you think the Harlem Renaissance had an impact on American culture. AP PROMPT 2

16 1.How did the great migration contribute to the rise of African American culture? 2.What became popular within the black community during the Harlem renaissance? 3.What is another name for the Harlem renaissance? 4.Did the white people appreciate the poetry that the negroes proposed? 5.How do the rhythms of blues’ songs relate to the poems of the Harlem Renaissance? 6.What forms of art did African Americans begin to blossom in? HARLEM RENAISSANCE REVIEW QUESTIONS


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