The Harlem Renaissance Movement, Its Art and Politics
Even after the end of Civil War and Reconstruction, economic freedom for freed slaves was only an illusion, so they left the South and brought their culture northward. Howard University philosopher Alaine Locke called the flowering of the arts and the coming together of major political organizations among African Americans in New York, "The Harlem Renaissance." This slide presentation by Priscilla Ramsey examines both the political and cultural aspects of this vast movement that occurred between 1910 and 1929. Requires slide projector and screen. Adult and high school audiences.
Priscilla Ramsey, Ph.D., is a retired Associate Professor from Rutgers and Howard Universities. She is the author of "Postmodernism, Culture and Class in John Edgar Wideman's Selected Fiction," and her articles and reviews have been published widely in scholarly journals. Dr. Ramsey has a B.A. in Psychology from Temple University and a Ph.D. in Literary Studies from The American University.