What is the Harlem Renaissance?
An African American literary awakening of the 1920s, centered in Harlem.
What did James Weldon Jonson do as the executive secretary of the NAACP?
He led the group during an active period in its history and pursued a writing career that inspired younger members of the Harlem group.
Who are the leading poets of the Harlem Renaissance?
Claude McKay and Countee Cullen
What did McKay and Cullen do?
– McKay produced a large body of work including Harlem Shadows and was a voice of protest against the suffrages of African Americans in white society.
– Cullen is bests known for his 1925 collection of poems called Color. He also brought to light the talents of fellow writers in Caroling Dusk: An Anthology of verse by Negro Poets (1927)
What Harlem writer is most studied today?