This literature unit on the Harlem Renaissance is the sixth in the American Literary movement series which includes: The Puritan Era, The Age of Reason, The Romantic Era, Transcendentalism, Realism, Harlem Renaissance, Modernism and Post Modernism. Between 1915 and 1970 over six million African Americans migrated from the southern states to northern cities like Philadelphia, New York and Chicago to seek out a new life. Concentrated in specific neighborhoods, such as Harlem, some members of the African American community initiated a vibrant literary, artistic, and social movement that expressed hardship and oppression and well as resilience and joy, through literature that ranged from song lyrics to political theory. The expressions and actions for justice through various art forms including literature, music, drama, painting, dance came to known and loved as the great Harlem Renaissance. This unit includes a comprehensive PDF power point that covers the historic context, notable writers and writings, as well as scaffolded guided notes that make the topics and issues of the Harlem Renaissance relevant to the students.