Blanche Dunn, the chic Harlem Renaissance-era actress, photographed in Morningside Park in Harlem by her friend, Carl Van Vechten, in 1940. Ms. Dunn was essentially an “It” girl of the era: a mainstay at Van Vechten’s legendary parties and, as noted by the legendary Harlem Renaissance writer, painter Richard Bruce Nugent, “at all the Broadway first nights. A party was not a party, a place not a place, without Blanche”. Photo: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Blanche Dunn, the chic Harlem Renaissance-era actress, photographed in Morningside Park in Harlem by her friend, Carl Van Vechten, in Photo: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Harlem Renaissance Lesson Plans, Worksheets, Printables

Art during this time, in a forms, was very important because it was a way for the African American society to express themselves and their thoughts and emotions.

20 Female Harlem Renaissance Writers

20 Female Harlem Renaissance Writers You Should Know

Heretic, Rebel, a Thing to Flout: Langston Hughes—The Prophetic Poetic Voice of the Black Experience.   For many folks Langston Hughes is THE great African American Poet.  Certainly he was a break out star who won wide audiences among both Blacks and Whites with gritty yet lyrical poems that unflinchingly cast a light on the Black experience—and his personal experience—in America.  In doing so he opened the doors for others.   Hughes was born in Joplin, Missouri on February 1, 1902.

Langston Hughes American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist. He was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form called jazz poetry. Prominent figure during the

POET & WRITER~~ Langston Hughes (February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967) - -Harlem Renaissance

Langston Hughes (American) poet,social activist, novelist, play write and columnist Part of the Harlem Renaissance Movement He portrayed the real lives of blacks in the lower social economic strata. He coined the term "Black Is Beautiful" .

"Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place." ~ Zora Neale Hurston, Harlem Renaissance writer, pictured in 1935

"Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place." ~ Zeta Phi Beta Zora Neale Hurston, Harlem Renaissance writer, pictured in

'Vintage Black Glamour' Exposes Little-Known Cultural History

'Vintage Black Glamour' Exposes Little-Known Cultural History

'Vintage Black Glamour' Exposes Little-Known Cultural History - Langston Hughes, Charles S. Johnson, E. Franklin Frazier, Rudolph Fisher and Hubert Delany (brother of the Delany Sisters) overlooking St. Nicholas Avenue in Harlem in the

Isaac Julien's "Looking for Langston" - "A fantasy celebration of high-society gay men during the Harlem Renaissance, with archival footage and photographs intercut. In an elegant bar, tuxedoed men dance and talk. One of them has a dream in which he comes upon Beauty. His visits to the jazz dance club are framed by voices reading the poetry and essays of Hughes and other writers.  June is LGBT Pride Month ️‍

Looking for Langston (1989)

Two men dancing, Harlem, According to George Chauncey’s eponymous Gay New York, the Harlem Renaissance of the provided an opportunity for gay men to create their own social and cultural spaces within the burgeoning nightlife in the neighborhood.

Marita Odette Bonner (Occomy) was an African American writer, essayist, and playwright associated with the Harlem Renaissance Era. She attended Radcliffe University, a gifted pianist, founder of the Boston area chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, and author of "Being Young-A Woman- And Colored", a 1925 essay published in The Crisis negro newsmagazine…

20 Female Harlem Renaissance Writers You Should Know

Marita Bonner (June 1899 – (also known as Marieta Bonner) was an African-American writer, essayist, and playwright who is commonly associated with the Harlem Renaissance.

Zora Neale Hurston

10 Times Zora Neale Hurston Showed Off Her Incomparable Badassery

Zora Neale Hurston ♫ "I have the nerve to walk my own way, however hard, in my search for reality, rather than climb upon the rattling wagon of wishful illusions." --- Letter from Zora Neale Hurston to Countee Cullen

Opportunity, A Journal of Negro Life published by the National Urban League from 1923 to 1949. The first editor was Charles Johnson. In addition to essays on sociological issues, Opportunity had a strong emphasis on photography, art, & poetry. Early covers included artwork by Aaron Douglas, and writers included many figures from the Harlem Renaissance, including Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, & Zora Neale Hurston.

Black History Month Opportunity Opportunity, A Journal of Negro Life, July 1926 Opportunity was the publication voice of the Harlem Renaissance. Founded in it was published by the National.

Nella Larsen, an acclaimed novelist of the Harlem Renaissance, became the first African American woman to win a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship. Most famous for her two books, Passing and Quicksand, she disappeared from the public eye after a plagiarism accusation and a high-profile divorce. She spent the last 30 years of her life in obscurity as a nurse in New York City.

Nellallitea "Nella" Larsen, born Nellie Walker, was an American novelist of the Harlem Renaissance. First working as a nurse and a librarian, she published two novels—Quicksand and Passing —and a few short stories

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