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The Crisis : A Record of the Darker Races
The Official Newspaper of the NAACP
Below are some influential women who gave voice to the New Negro Movement known as the Harlem Renaissance.
Bennett was recognized as a versatile artist and significant figure in the Harlem Renaissance.
Known for her emphasis on claiming not only a racial identity, but a gendered one as well.
Jesse Redman Fauset
Writer, poet, novelist, short story writer who played a pivotal role in the Renaissance.
Zora Neale Hurston
Includes a biographical timeline.
Georgia Douglas Johnson
Georgia Douglas Johnson was a prolific poet who provided her home as a literary salon during the Harlem Renaissance.
An African-American novelist of the Harlem Renaissance.
Alice Dunbar Nelson
She was an activist involved with African America and women’s rights and the Harlem Renaissance.
Esther was a poet of the Harlem Renaissance period.
She is one of the less studied authors of the Harlem Renaissance, but is just as important as many of them.
The Poetry of....
Select an author and listen to their poetry.
Harlem Writers and Intellectuals
Pictured here are Langston Hughes [far left] with [left to right:] Charles S. Johnson, E. Franklin Frazier, Rudolph Fisher and Hubert T. Delaney, on a Harlem rooftop on the occasion of a party in Hughes' honor, 1924.
Alain Locke - "Father of the Harlem Renaissance"
Literary Timeline of The Harlem Renaissance
The Rise of African American Literature, Art & Music
Langston Hughes Documentary
A full hour documentary on Langston Hughes who is among the most versatile and prolific of modern American authors.
Survey Graphic Magazine
Assembled by Alain Locke, this is the March 1925 issue.
On the Harlem Newsstand
Summarizes the four major publications of the period.
Opportunity: Journal of Negro Life
This magazine published from 1923 to 1949 aimed at giving a voice to black culture which had been neglected by mainstream American publishing.
Fire! Literary Magazine
Short lived Literary and Artist Magazine is published in 1926.
Authors of the Renaissance
As a poet, novelist, historian, anthologist and archivist, he enriched and preserved black cultural heritage.
Strove to have his writing reflect his whole race and not just those of a well educated, middle-class background.
William Edward Burghardt DuBois
W.E.B Du Bois, a major advocate for black rights during the Harlem Renaissance, established The Crisis Magazine.
Countee Cullen -
He was perhaps the most representative voice of the Harlem Renaissance.
W.E.B. Du Boise
Long-time editor of The Crisis.
He was primarily active as a novelist, but also as a musician.
Hughes was an important literary figure during the Harlem Renaissance.
As a writer, she explored the complex issues of racial identity and identification in her fiction.
A poet, novelist, and journalist who was considered a leading inspirational force because of his directness with which he spoke of racial issues and his choice of the working class as his focus.
Richard Bruce Nugent
Richard was a poet and principal player in the New Negro Movement.
Arturo (Arthur) Alfonso Schomburg
One of his primary motivations was to combat racial prejudice by providing proof of the extraordinary contributions of peoples of African descent to world history.
Journalist George Schuyler denied that there was such a thing as “black art” or a black sensibility.
An important poet and novelist during the Renaissance.
American novelist active during the Harlem Renaissance.
White was one of the founders of the "New Negro" cultural flowering
The home of A'Leila Walker's home where artists would gather to keep them motivated often called an Artist Salon.