The Harlem Renaissance

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Find out about the flourishing of African American culture in the 1920s that we now know as the Harlem Renaissance. Discover key figures in art, music and literature who brought the period to life through their art and discover how their social contributions helped change history. This article vividly discusses those contributions, and is an interesting look into our past.

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You can follow this link to a short biography of Langston Hughes. The video also offers some great visual images of Harlem during the 1920s. (This annotation contains a link)
Considering that the Harlem Renaissance took place in the 1920s, right after World War I, why might Hughes have felt so happy to see a large gathering of "colored people" in Harlem? (Describe first what you know about how blacks and people of color were treated in the U.S. after the Civil War, and then describe why the conditions in Harlem would please Hughes.) 
You can follow this link to a video from the History Channel that chronicles the highlights of the Harlem Renaissance. (This annotation contains a link)
In this sentence the word vibrant means 
How does someone become an intellectual?What opportunities does being educated offer to a person? 
Hughes writing in "I, too, sing America" is trying to point out that African Americans were also 
You can follow this link to a short biography on Zora Neale Hurston, a trailblazing writer during the Harlem Renaissance. (This annotation contains a link)
After following the link to Douglas's work, what theme relevant to the African American experience was present in the two works shown? 
To see some of Aaron Douglas's paintings and find out about his life you can follow this link.  (This annotation contains a link)
To hear one of Duke Ellington's most famous songs "It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing" check out this short video.  (This annotation contains a video)
Follow this link to a timeline about the Great Depression (This annotation contains a link)
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