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African American Experience: The Harlem Renaissance

During the 1920s, New York’s Harlem neighborhood hosted an explosion of African-American cultural expression. This series features a history of the era alongside texts that have come to define it.

Books in this Series

  • Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • Jesse Redmond Fauset, Plum Bun
  • Langston Hughes, Selected Poems of Langston Hughes
  • David Levering Lewis, When Harlem Was in Vogue

Available Facilitators

Image of Zora Neale Hurston: Library of Congress

How to Book this Series

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