SOURCE: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"The New Negro" Launched a Renaissance, and Not Just in Harlem
Alain Locke's anthology proposed and modeled a new image of Black life that held room for artistic creation and criticism of art and society.
SOURCE: Public Books
"When Harlem was in Vogue" at 40
by Shane Graham
"Because the book is, at its core, an institutional history, it probes deep behind the scenes of the Renaissance. Lewis focuses not just on the artists, but on the tireless efforts of a small group of people to promote and support those artists, and on the organizations and publications that made the whole movement possible."
The Overlooked LGBTQ History of the Harlem Renaissance
The new film "Passing," based on Nella Larsen's novel, deals with a female character's crossing of the color line, but also with the openness to same-sex desire the Harlem Renaissance enabled.
A Surprise Encounter with Zora Neale Hurston
by Fred Zilian
The genius of Zora Neale Hurston has fascinated recent scholars, but one reader found traces of her legacy in an unexpected place.
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