Course Schedule – Fall 2023 / History and Philosophy / HARLEM RENAISSANCE

Coordinators: Richard Byrd, Ilene Winkler, Hedy Shulman, Stuart Parker

The Harlem Renaissance was a period of great change in America, and in the African-American community in particular.

The presentations will show the impact that the Harlem Renaissance had on the artistic, social, and political terrain. The presentations will highlight such figures as Langston Hughes, Zora Neal Hurston, Claude Mckay, Augusta Savage, Duke Ellington, Lois Mail Jones, Romare Bearden, Alain Locke, Jean Toomer, Jessie Fauset, Josephine Baker, and activists such as Marcus Garvey, W.E.B. Dubois, A. Phillip Randolph, Hallie Quinn Brown, and Mary McCloud Bethune.

B WEEK / TUESDAY / 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Sep 12Richard ByrdIntroduction to the Harlem Renaissance Course
Sep 26Sandy GordonThe Harlem Renaissance, the Watershed Period in Black American Art
Oct 10Bob ReissThe Great Migration Series by Jacob Lawrence
Oct 24Ilene WinklerGarvey Versus Du Bois, Which Way Forward
Nov 07Pereta RodriguezBlack Women in the Harlem Renaissance
Nov 28Stuart ParkerLouis Armstrong and Duke Ellington Come to Harlem in the 1920’s
Dec 12Susannah Faulk LewisZora Neal Hurston Folk Tales (with reading by Ellen Shapiro)


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