Electronic book, viewable in web browser. First section, titled "Almanac", includes several chapters of pre-history and history of the movement. Second section, titled "Biographies", contains 15 profiles on prominent figures of the movement. Entire text is interspersed with primary sources (i.e. poetry, writings, pictures). Includes a timeline.
Written to provide background information and analysis of the Harlem Renaissance, its artists, and their works, while capturing how they intersect with the character and culture of the country at-large.
The Portable Harlem Renaissance Reader
A large collection of essays, memoirs, poetry, and fiction of the Harlem Renaissance.
The African American Biographical Database (AABD) brings together in one resource the biographies of thousands of African Americans, many not to be found in any other reference source. These biographical sketches have been carefully assembled from biographical dictionaries and other sources.
This extraordinary collection contains extended narratives of African American activists, business people, former slaves, performing artists, educators, lawyers, physicians, writers, church leaders, homemakers, religious workers, government workers, athletes, farmers, scientists, factory workers, and more--both the famous and the everyday person. Their stories are pivotal to an understanding of the Black American experience over the last two centuries.
Maintained by the staff of the African American Department, State Library Resource Center, Enoch Pratt Free Library