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Jazz as Black History: Teaching African American History Through Musicology

Matthew Menschner
Keywords: Music Studies, Musicology, Music History, Literature, Jazz Studies, Jazz History, World War II, The Jazz Age, Swing Music, The Harlem Renaissance, Jazz, American History, African American History, Bebop, Grades 9-12


Homage to a Mockingbird: Poetry in Motion

Stacia D. Parker
Keywords: social injustice, poetry, odes, social responsibility, Historical Context, social order, sonnet, To Kill a Mockingbird, themes, The Harlem Renaissance, The Black Arts Movement, historical background, Harper Lee, haiku, characters, 1930s, collaboration, courage, conscience, found poem


The Harlem Renaissance

Richard P. Holmes
Keywords: Music, Literature, History, The Harlem Renaissance, African American History, African American art, African American, dance


The American Dream Redefined – How the Harlem Renaissance Questioned and Changed the Idea of the American Dream

Laura C. Jacklin
Keywords: poetry, maryann dicker, Literature, History, The Harlem Renaissance

A Celebration of African American Oral Tradition in Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Deborah Samuel
Keywords: Zora Neale Hurston, The Harlem Renaissance, African American oral traditions

Poetry and Music of the Harlem Renaissance and Today

Alexandra Volin Avelin
Keywords: poetry, The Harlem Renaissance, Alain Locke, African American activists

The Women of the Harlem Renaissance

Catherine Thornton-Brownlee
Keywords: The Harlem Renaissance, African American literature, African American culture

Women of the Harlem Renaissance

Megan Wapner
Keywords: women, The Harlem Renaissance, African American literature

Hip Hop Renaissance: The Struggle for Self-expression

Russell Kaback
Keywords: poetry, hip-hop, The Harlem Renaissance, African American culture