● 1891-1964● Nurse/Librarian● Passing● Quicksand● In this novel, Helga feels rejection of both her parents and this sense of rejection and alienation follows her. She moves away to teach and Larsen explores the realities of social and racial forces.● Larsen wasn’t recognized or praised much for her writings until years after her death.
● 1897-1934● The Walls of Jericho● City of Refuge● The Conjure-Man Dies: A Mystery Tale of Dark Harlem –The first detective novel written by an American Black Author.● Musician, Radiologist● He was influenced by his culture and the “Black Community”
● 1902-1967● Voted most popular Harlem Renaissance figure● Simple Takes a Wife● The Ways of White Folks● Not Without Laughter- First novel by Hughes. He wrote of the realities of life and integrates a bit of Southern culture and the blues.
● 1871-1929● First black librarian in U.S.● The Exile● The Sheriffs Children● When Washington Was in Vogue- an important contribution to the Harlem Renaissance.
● 1902-1973● God Sends Sunday● Drums at Dusk● Close friends to Langston Hughes.● Had a teaching position in Harlem.● Wrote stories involving his race.
● Jamaican-American● 1889-1948● Home to Harlem● Harlem Shadows● McKay’s writings were consistent with his disdain for racism.● He did not seek to hide his bitterness.
● 1891-1960● Their Eyes Were Watching God● Dust Tracks on a Road● She uses elements of mythic realism, drawing from her study of black folk tradition in the South.