The Harlem Renaissance occurred between 1917-1935 in Harlem, NY. This was literally a time of "rebirth" as black intellectuals converged with black southern migrants. The powder keg of the new urban lifestyle was known as The Harlem Renaissance and included such great writers as Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston and Jean Toomer.
African-American Literature focuses on the development of black intellectual thought from the Civil War to the present. Students will engage with the historical and contemporary issues of race through the context of literature and their own writing.
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