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Celebrate Black History Month with the Cultural Contributions of the Harlem Renaissance

posted on January 30, 2014

Celebrate Black History Month with the Cultural Contributions of the Harlem Renaissance

February is Black History Month and we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than by enjoying the groundbreaking artistic and cultural contributions that came out of the Harlem Renaissance. Writers such as Counted Cullen and Langston Hughes, painters including Jacob Lawrence and Romare Bearden, and musicians and composers such as Duke Ellington and Bessie Smith, became widely known during this time as leaders of artistic innovation within the African American community. Put on your dancing shoes and check out this collection of primary resources from the Library of Congress, which provide a window into the Harlem Renaissance with portraits of the artists and treasured gems such as the original sheet music to the Charleston Rag! Visit this resource for grades 6-12.


Tags: Black History Month education educators history Social Studies teachers

Subjects: The ArtsLiteracy & LanguagesSocial Studies

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