Harlem Renaissance African-American Culture  in the 1920s Standard 11.5.5
<ul><li>Harlem —New York City neighborhood </li></ul><ul><li>Renaissance —”rebirth” of culture </li></ul>Harlem Renaissanc...
The Harlem Renaissance <ul><li>Causes </li></ul><ul><li>“ The New Negro” Movement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>African Americans ...
Music: Jazz & Blues <ul><li>Jazz—improvisational style of music influenced by Dixieland music and ragtime </li></ul><ul><l...
<ul><li>Speakeasies and  Harlem Nightclubs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cotton Club </li></ul></ul>Music: Jazz & Blues <ul><ul><l...
Literature <ul><li>Langston Hughes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ The Weary Blues,” “I, too, Sing America,” “The Negro Speaks of ...
 
Langston Hughes <ul><li>“ The Negro Speaks of Rivers” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Page 432 </li></ul></ul>
Langston Hughes <ul><li>“ The Negro Speaks of Rivers” </li></ul><ul><li>Now, its your turn… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on...
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  1. 1. Harlem Renaissance African-American Culture in the 1920s Standard 11.5.5
  2. 2. <ul><li>Harlem —New York City neighborhood </li></ul><ul><li>Renaissance —”rebirth” of culture </li></ul>Harlem Renaissance — flowering of African American literature, music, and art
  3. 3. The Harlem Renaissance <ul><li>Causes </li></ul><ul><li>“ The New Negro” Movement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>African Americans are characterized as self-assertive, racially conscious, articulate, and, for the most part, in charge of what they produced. </li></ul></ul>Great Migration The New Morality
  4. 4. Music: Jazz & Blues <ul><li>Jazz—improvisational style of music influenced by Dixieland music and ragtime </li></ul><ul><li>Blues—soulful style of music that evolved from African American spirituals (themes: unfulfilled love, poverty, oppression) </li></ul><ul><li>Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington </li></ul><ul><li>Bessie Smith </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Speakeasies and Harlem Nightclubs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cotton Club </li></ul></ul>Music: Jazz & Blues <ul><ul><li>Fought against racism through the communication of entertainment and intellect. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Literature <ul><li>Langston Hughes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ The Weary Blues,” “I, too, Sing America,” “The Negro Speaks of Rivers” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Zora Neale Hurston </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Their Eyes Were Watching God </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Writers’ Themes— Growing Urbanity, Sophistication, Alienation, Marginality </li></ul>
  7. 8. Langston Hughes <ul><li>“ The Negro Speaks of Rivers” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Page 432 </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9. Langston Hughes <ul><li>“ The Negro Speaks of Rivers” </li></ul><ul><li>Now, its your turn… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on one aspect of yourself and one common natural or manufactured item to write a free verse poem in the style of Hughes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ The High School Student Speaks of Trees” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ The Musician Speaks of Drums” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Repetition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stanzas beginning with I plus an action verb </li></ul></ul>

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