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Poetry of the Harlem Renaissance (Fuller): Assignment

The Harlem Renaissance - Black Cultural Movement in Art Music and Literature

Choose a Poet

  1. Gwendolyn Bennett   (Bryce)
  2. Sterling Brown   (Drew)
  3. Arna Bontemps   (Call)
  4. Langston Hughes   (Austin)
  5. Claude McKay   (Hudson)
  6. Countee Cullen   (Jack)
  7. James Weldon Johnson   (Micah)
  8. Jean Toomer   (Tanner)
  9. Jessie Redmon Fauset   (Duncan)
  10. Fenton Johnson   (Jarrett)
  11. Georgia Douglas Johnson (Thomas)
  12. Helene Johnson   (Jarrett)
  13. Mae Cowdery   (Ty)
  14. Joseph S. Cotter
  15. Waring Cuney

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Assignment Details

Present slide show that includes:
1) Biography of the poet
2) Information about his or her works
3) Leads class through analysis of one poem (so have slide with text of poem)
4) Works Consulted (Bibliography)--At least 2 sources (no Wikipedia)
You will be graded on content as well as the organization, clarity and visual appeal of your presentation.