Harlem Renaissance Websites


Websites related to African American history

African American Odyssey - http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/aaohtml/exhibit/aointro.html

            This website, produced by the Library of Congress, presents an overview of African American history beginning with the Atlantic slave trade and continuing through the 20th century.


Reconstruction: The Second Civil War - http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/reconstruction/

            This website, produced as part of the PBS series The American Experience, discusses what happened to African Americans during the second half of the 19th century.


Websites related to the Harlem Renaissance

A Guide to Harlem Renaissance Materials - http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/harlem/harlem.html

            The Library of Congress offers this annotated collection of Library of Congress resources related to the Harlem Renaissance, included digital materials collections, lesson plans, learning page activities, and exhibits.


The Harlem Renaissance Teacher’s Guide -

            This guide provides an overview of the time period and includes links to noted leaders, writers, and entertainers.


Rhapsodies in Black: The Harlem Renaissance - http://www.iniva.org/harlem/home.html

            This website describes the development of the Harlem Renaissance and noted examples of art, poetry, and literature.


Harlem 1900–1940: An African-American Community - http://exhibitions.nypl.org/harlem/

            This exhibition website, from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at the New York Public Library, includes a timeline of the Harlem Renaissance.


Drop Me Off in Harlem: Exploring the Intersections - http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/multimedia/series/AEMicrosites/drop-me-off-in-harlem

            This ARTSEDGE website explores the ways that different art forms and social movements interacted and flourished during the Harlem Renaissance.


Jacob Lawrence websites

From Jacob Lawrence: Exploring Stories (presented by the Whitney Museum of American Art):

            Meet Jacob Lawrence - http://whitney.org/www/jacoblawrence/meet/index.html


            Jacob Lawrence's Art - http://whitney.org/www/jacoblawrence/art/index.html


Jacob Lawrence: Over the Line - http://www.phillipscollection.org/sites/default/files/interactive/jacob-lawrence-over-the-line/flash.html


Jacob Lawrence: DC Moore Gallery - http://www.dcmooregallery.com/artists/jacob-lawrence


Jacob Lawrence Biography - http://www.biography.com/people/jacob-lawrence-9375562


William H. Johnson websites

The William H. Johnson Foundation for the Arts - http://www.whjohnsongrant.org/whjohnson.html


A Journey Through Art with W.H. Johnson (presented by the Smithsonian American Art Museum) - http://americanart.si.edu/education/johnson/index.html


Rhapsodies in Black: William H. Johnson - http://www.iniva.org/harlem/william.html


Street Life, Harlem (by William H. Johnson, presented within the Encyclopedia Smithsonian: Harlem Renaissance entry) - http://americanart.si.edu/exhibitions/online/highlights/artworks.cfm?id=AA&StartRow=31


Mom Alice (by William H. Johnson, presented by American Art from the Howard University Collection) - http://www.founders.howard.edu/hucollection/JohnsonWilliamH1.htm


Duke Ellington websites

Duke Ellington: The Site of the Jazz Legend - http://www.dukeellington.com/  


PBS Biographies: Duke Ellington - http://www.pbs.org/jazz/biography/artist_id_ellington_duke.htm


America's Jazz Ambassadors - http://www.meridian.org/jazzambassadors/


Photograph of Duke Ellington (from the Library of Congress) - http://lcweb.loc.gov/exhibits/odyssey/archive/08/0811001r.jpg


Bessie Smith websites

PBS Biographies: Bessie Smith - http://www.pbs.org/jazz/biography/artist_id_smith_bessie.htm


Bessie Smith Biography - http://www.biography.com/people/bessie-smith-9486520


Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum: Bessie Smith - https://rockhall.com/inductees/bessie-smith/bio/


Bessie Smith: Empress of the Blues - http://blog.oup.com/2015/05/bessie-smith-empress-blues/


Langston Hughes websites

The Academy of American Poets: Langston Hughes - https://www.poets.org/poets/poets.cfm?45442B7C000C0E01


America's Story from America's Library: Langston Hughes - http://www.americaslibrary.gov/aa/hughes/aa_hughes_subj.html


I Hear America Singing: Profile of Langston Hughes  - http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/americancollection/cora/ei_hughesbiography.html


A Centennial Tribute to Langston Hughes - http://www.howard.edu/library/reference/guides/hughes/


Countee Cullen websites

Modern American Poetry: Countee Cullen - http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/poets/a_f/cullen/cullen.htm


The Academy of American Poets: Countee Cullen - https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/countee-cullen


Countee Cullen - http://www.afropoets.net/counteecullen.html


Rendezvous with Life: An Interview With Countee Cullen - http://newdeal.feri.org/magpie/docs/42winp19.htm