Each of the activities in this 32-page package will analyze the writer's works and life in this amazing period in American literary experience: The Harlem Renaissance. In addition, there are figurative language activities that utilize the writers' poems. A writer's culture and the time in which he/she lives and writes influence their stories. This is true of the Harlem Renaissance. In 1900, many African Americans moved to Harlem, which was basically a Jewish community. By the 1920s, Harlem became the seat of the development of the African American cultural elements of art, literature, and music. This package ought to inspire the most reluctant student through Internet research and class discussions.
Zora Neale Hurston
James Weldon Johnson