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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   (Stephen Avery)
  2. Sterling Brown   (Davis Blankenship)
  3. Arna Bontemps   (Walker Cain)
  4. Langston Hughes   (Cole Carr and Woodson Weathersby)
  5. Claude McKay   (Landon Cashwell)
  6. Countee Cullen   (Ben Galanter)
  7. Jean Toomer   (Brian Graves)
  8. Jessie Redmon Fauset  (Spencer Grohovsky)
  9. Georgia Douglas Johnson (Creighton Laub)
  10. Joseph S. Cotter (Michael Morrow)
  11. Helene Johnson  (Cage Parrish)
  12. Mae Cowdery  (Armaan Sodhi)
  13. Waring Cuney (Turner Stevens)
  14. Fenton Johnson (Forrest Sutphin)
  15. Anne Spencer (Jordan Turks)

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Assignment Details: 4 Slides

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.