Voices from the Harlem Renaissance

Spanning the years from the end of World War I through the Depression, the Harlem Renaissance was an artistic movement which encouraged Black artists, writers, musicians, and philosophers to explore in their works aspects of their racial identity, their culture, and the Black experience in America. This burst of creative expression could push back against Jim Crow and the prevailing beliefs about Blacks and Black life in America by giving voice to the experiences of people who had heretofore been silenced. By reading representative works from this significant period in American literature, we will have the chance to hear some of these voices and to reflect on the ways in which they resonate today. The books for the semester are available through the registration form: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston ($15); Cane by Jean Toomer ($12). Selected poetry will be provided or available on-line. Class will not meet April 22 or May 27.


Jun 03 2024


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm




Maggie Seligman
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