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The Book That Inspired the Harlem Renaissance

Many credit a particular book with ushering in the Harlem Renaissance, especially as it related to literature. That book: Cane by Jean Toomer.

Lesser-Known Harlem Renaissance Writers

Here are eight plays, poetry collections, and novels by or featuring these lesser-known writers of the Harlem Renaissance.

Zora Neale Hurston: Writer, Folklorist, Anthropologist, Activist

Zora Neale Hurston was a writer in the Harlem Renaissance, an anthropologist, a folklorist, and a filmmaker. And so much more.

10 Extraordinary Langston Hughes Poems

Langston Hughes wrote in Harlem from the 1920s through the 1960s. These are some of the best Langston Hughes poems to get started with his work.

New York City Teacher Banned from Teaching the Harlem Renaissance

Mercedes Liriano-Clark, an English teacher at Bronx’s M.S. 224, has been prevented from teaching about the Harlem Renaissance, NBC New York reported this morning. The reason her principal gave? Liriano-Clark isn’t a social studies teacher.

Old Timey Author Audio Recordings

Want to hear Tolkien recite elvish, Conan Doyle talk about Sherlock, or Langston Hughes read poetry to jazz music? Read. On.

Langston Hughes is Still Powerful on His 115th Birthday

Langston Hughes's birthday was yesterday. Here's why we should all still read him.

3 Books to Read Before You See THE GREAT GATSBY

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is a story about alluring surfaces and rotted insides, about beautiful lies and ugly ...