Quest Courses – Fall 2023 / History and Philosophy / HARLEM RENAISSANCE
Coordinators: Richard Byrd, Stuart Parker, Ilene Winkler
The Harlem Renaissance was a period of great change in America, and the African-American community in particular.
The presentation will show the impact 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
- TOCQUEVILLE’S DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA: A CLASSIC FOR OUR TIME
- MEXICO: SOUTH OF OUR BORDER
- HISTORY OF MEDICINE
- CONSTRUCTION: BEYONE BRICKS AND MORTAR
- NYC AND ITS ENVIRONS
- EXPLORATIONS IN PHILOSOPHY AND LITERATURE
- FASCINATING NONFICTION