Tag: Harlem Renaissance

Google Doodle video celebrates the Birthday of Harlem poet Langston Hughes

Google is celebrating the 113th birthday of the Harlem poet, writer and activist Langston Hughes with a great Google doodle video created in his honor.  A leader of the Harlem Renaissance, Hughes was born in Missouri in 1902 and died in 1967 in

Harlem Renaissance Map and Poster Guide

Ephemera Press has a really nice series of CultureMap illustrated map-poster-guides, including this Harlem Renaissance Map and Poster Guide which covers the rich art and cultural history of Harlem, New York.

New Novel of Harlem Renaissance by Claude McKay is Found

New mnuscript by Claude McKay has been discovered. McKey was a Jamaican-born writer and political activist who died in 1948.  He influenced black writers including Langston Hughes. His work includes the 1919 protest poem “If We Must Die,” (quoted by

Life Upon These Shores

Life Upon These Shores: Looking at African American History, 1513-2008 chronicles the African American contribution to America, beginning with the first Africans to reach these shores—thirty Africans, as part of Vasco Núñez de Balboa’s “expedition, which “discovered” the Pacific Ocean in 1513—and