The Harlem Renaissance: Black Art, Jazz, and Cultural Dilemma (REUPLOAD)
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The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural explosion of Black art and music in the 1920s. But as Black culture took to a more prominent stage there was intense debate among artists about how Black artists and musicians should best present themselves to white audiences. Here we explore how they navigated this cultural dilemma.
Hart, Robert C. “Black-White Literary Relations in the Harlem Renaissance.” American Literature, vol. 44, no. 4, 1973, pp. 612–628. JSTOR.
Duke Ellington, “Take the A Train” YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cb2w2m1JmCY&ab_channel=ToriChitic
Billie Holiday, “Strange fruit” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnlTHvJBeP0&ab_channel=talkinted
Survey Graphic, Harlem: Mecca of the New Negro, March 1, 1925 Issue, https://www.unz.com/print/TheSurvey-1925mar01