Quincy University -- TPS -- Primary Source Sets -- Black History Month [February 2012]

Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources at Quincy University

 

The following are resources selected from the Library of Congress on a specific topic.

Black History Month:
The People of
The Harlem Renaissance

 

Dr. W. E. B. Dubois. from Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.  http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/ggb2004007435/

W.E.B. DuBois:

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Dr. W.E.B. Dubois

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W. E. B. DuBois to Booker T. Washington, September 24, 1895.

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Letter from W.E.B. DuBois to Charles Young (01/21/1916)

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Dr. W. E. B. DuBois [advertisement] [from newspaper]

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Letter from W.E.B. DuBois to Charles Young (06/28/1917)

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Prof. W.E.B. DuBois "The Negro Problem" [advertisement] [from newspaper]

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Prof. W.E.B. DuBois.

 

Marcus Garvey:

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Marcus Garvey and the Garvey Militia, Harlem, 1924 / Van DerZee, NYC.

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Marcus Garvey - "Provisional President of Africa" has his African plan rejected ... / photo from Keystone View Co. Inc. of N.Y.

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[Marcus Garvey, full-length portrait, standing, facing left, in uniform]

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Convention address by Hon. Marcus Garvey delivering constitution for Negro rights

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Marcus Garvey, 1887-1940

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Plead for Marcus Garvey [from newspaper] (07/28/1923)

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Marcus Garvey to Speak at Emery Auditorium [from newspaper] (04/28/1923)

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Marcus Garvey et. al to Hold Meet in Gotham [from newspaper] (02/28/1920)

 

Mary White Ovington:

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[Mary White Ovington, co-founder of NAACP, half-length portrait, seated, reading, facing right] / Dampf.

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[W.E.B. Du Bois, full-length portrait, with Mary White Ovington following Spingarn awards ceremony, Atlanta, Georgia]

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[Mary White Ovington, half-length portrait, facing front]

 

Zora Neale Hurston:

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[Zora Neale Hurston, Rochelle French, and Gabriel Brown, Eatonville, Florida]

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[Zora Neale Hurston and an unidentified man probably at a recording site, Belle Glade, Florida]

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[Zora Neale Hurston, half-length portrait, standing, facing front, looking at book, American Stuff, at New York Times Book Fair]

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[Portrait of Zora Neale Hurston]

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Zora Neale Hurston, 1901-1960

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[Zora Neale Hurston. Eatonville, Florida, 1935].

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The Zora Neale Hurston Plays at the Library of Congress

 

Langston Hughes:

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[Langston Hughes, half-length portrait, standing, facing right, holding piece of paper in his hands, in Paris, France]

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[Langston Hughes, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left] / photo by James L. Allen.

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[Langston Hughes, half-length portrait, seated, facing right, with right hand under chin]

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Drafts of Langston Hughes's poem "Ballad of Booker T.," 30 May-1 June 1941.

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"The Negro Speaks of Rivers."

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Langston Hughes Was Born (America's Story)

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Meet Amazing Americans: Langston Hughes (America's Story)

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Langston Hughes Requests Loan for Tuition

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Langston Hughes Requests NAACP Assistance

 

Claude McKay:

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[Claude McKay, half-length portrait, facing right]

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[Claude McKay, 1889-1948, head and shoulders, facing front]

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Claude McRay [sic] and Baroness Von Freytag-Loringhoven

 

Walter White:

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[Walter White, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly left, wearing cap and gown]

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[Walter White, half-length portrait, facing slightly left, sitting in front of open book]

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[Walter White, Secretary of the NAACP, half-length portrait, facing front, standing next to painting by Aaron Kameny, depicting lynched man hanging from tree]

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Letter from Walter F. White to George Myers (10/28/1919)

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Letter from [Walter White] to George Myers (07/07/1922)

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Letter from Walter White to George Myers (12/03/1925)

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Walter White Brings Live Message Here [from newspaper]

William H. Johnson:

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Holcha & Willie / William H. Johnson.

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Self-portrait / W. H. Johnson.

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Jitterbugs II / W.H. Johnson.

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Bazaars behind Oslo Church / William H. Johnson.

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Church by lake / William H. Johnson.

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Evening / William H. Johnson.

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Refugee child / William H. Johnson.

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Blind Singer

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William H. Johnson: "Street Musicians"

National Association for the Advancement of Colered People (N.A.A.C.P.):

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[12th Annual Conference, NAACP, June 1921, Detroit, Mich.]

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[13th Annual Conference, NAACP, 1922, Newark, N.J.]

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18th Annual Conference, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Indianapolis, Ind., June 22-28, 1927

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20th Annual session of the N.A.A.C.P., 6-26-29, Cleveland, Ohio

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23rd Annual Conference of the N.A.A.C.P., Washington, D.C., May 17-22, 1932

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NAACP portraits of founders, board members, staff, branch officers, and other prominent cultural, social, and political figures (group of photos)

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NAACP photographs of National, Regional, and State conference activities and delegates (group of photos)

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Philadelphia Convention

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"The Negro in Wartime" Pamphlet

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[William Pickens, Field Secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly right]

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Robert W. Bagnall, Director of Branches, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

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Moorfield Storey, president, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

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N.A.A.C.P. [from newspaper] (11/13/1915)

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N.A.A.C.P. [from newspaper] (06/12/1920)

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NAACP: A Century in the Fight for Freedom 1909-2009

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The Crisis Magazine

National Urban League:

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National Urban League Papers. National Interracial Conference, 1928.

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National Urban League Papers. National Interracial Conference, 1928.

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Conference of National League on Urban Conditions Among Negroes [from newspaper]

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[Group portrait of African American men and woman with "Overcome evil with good" and "Live wires" banners] / A. P. Bedou, New Orleans.

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[African American men working as typesetters]

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[African American men working at printing presses]

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National Urban League Papers. The Negro Population in Minneapolis: A Study of Race Relations. From the National Urban League Papers.

Buildings of Importance:

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Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, 1530 Sixth Avenue North, Birmingham, Jefferson County, AL

Other:

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Countee Cullen to George H. Haynes, December 7, 1926

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[Jessie Redmon Fauset, 1884?-1961; full length, seated, facing slightly left]

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Writer Jessie Fauset

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[Aaron Douglas, 1898-, head and shoulders, facing right]

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[Portrait of James Weldon Johnson]

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Cayton's weekly., April 19, 1919, Image 3

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Cayton's weekly., May 31, 1919, Image 2

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The Tulsa star., October 09, 1920, Weekly Mail Edition, Page PAGE FIVE, Image 5

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New-York tribune., July 03, 1921, Image 39

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New-York tribune., July 23, 1922, Image 45

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[The Whites Invade Harlem]

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James Weldon Johson Was Born (America's Story)

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Bill "Bojangles" Robinson Was Born (America's Story)

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Gospel Singer, Mahalia Jackson Was Born (America's Story)

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Novelist, Essayist, and Playwright James Baldwin Was Born (America's Story)

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Leontyne Price Was Born (America's Story)

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The Harlem Renaissance and the Flowering of Creativity

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Creative Space: Fifty Years of Robert Blackburn's Printmaking Workshop: Milieu: The Harlem Community Art Center and the WPA

Other Resources from the Internet

Websites:

 

Harlem Renaissance (BIO)

 

Art & Culture: The Harlem Renaissance (PBS)

 

The Harlem Renaissance for Kids (PBS)

 

Harlem Renaissance (PBS)

 

Art of the Harlem Renaissance

 

Harlem 1900-1940: An African-American Community

 

Harlem History from Columbia University

 

Books:

The Harlem Renaissance by Meachen Rau ~ ISBN-10: 0756517273 or ISBN-13: 978-0756517274 ---Ages 8 and up

A Song for Harlem: Scraps of Time by Patricia McKissack ~ ISBN-10: 067006209X or ISBN-13: 978-0670062096 ---Ages 8 and up

Women of the Harlem Renaissance by Lisa Beringer McKissack and Beringer McKissack ~ ISBN-10: 0756520347 or ISBN-13: 978-0756520342 ---Ages 8 and up

The Harlem Renaissance in American History by Ann Gaines ~ ISBN-10: 0766014584 or ISBN-13: 978-0766014589 ---Ages 10 and up

Harlem Renaissance Artists (Artists in Profile) by Denise M. Jordan ~ ISBN-10: 1588106497 or ISBN-13: 978-1588106490 --- Ages 10 and up

The Harlem Renaissance: A Celebration of Creativity (Journey to Freedom: The African American Library) by Lucia Raatma ~ ISBN-10: 1567666450 or ISBN-13: 978-1567666458 ---Ages 10 and up

Artists and Writers of the Harlem Renaissance by Wendy Hart Beckman ~ ISBN-10: 0766018342 or ISBN-13: 978-0766018341 ---Ages 11 and up

Extraordinary People of the Harlem Renaissance by P. Stephen Hardy and Sheila Jackson Hardy ~ISBN-10: 051621201X or ISBN-13: 978-0516212012 ---Ages 11 and up

Black Stars of the Harlem Renaissance by Jim Haskins, Eleanora E. Tate, Clinton Cox, and Brenda Wilkinson ~ ISBN-10: 0471211524 or ISBN-13: 978-0471211525 --- Ages 11 and up

The Harlem Renaissance: Profiles in Creativity by Cheryl Willis Hudson ~ ISBN-10: 1582737320 or ISBN-13: 978-1582737324

Lucent Library of Black History - The Harlem Renaissance by Andy Koopmans ~ ISBN-10: 1590187024 or ISBN-13: 978-1590187029 --- Ages 12 and up

The Harlem Renaissance (Bloom's Period Studies) by Harold Bloom ~ ISBN-10: 0791076792 or ISBN-13: 978-0791076798

Word, Image, and the New Negro: Representation and Identity in the Harlem Renaissance (Blacks in the Diaspora) by Anne Elizabeth Carroll ~ ISBN-10: 0253345839 or ISBN-13: 978-0253345837

Rereading the Harlem Renaissance: Race, Class, and Gender in the Fiction of Jessie Fauset, Zora Neale Hurston, and Dorothy West by Sharon L. Jones ~ ISBN-10: 0313323267 or ISBN-13: 978-0313323263

A Beautiful Pageant: African American Theatre, Drama, and Performance in the Harlem Renaissance, 1910-1927 by David Krasner ~ ISBN-10: 0312295901 or ISBN-13: 978-0312295905

The Harlem Renaissance (Literature & Thought) by Literature & Thought Series ~ ISBN-10: 0789154552 or ISBN-13: 978-0789154552

W.E.B. DuBois: Civil Rights Activist, Author, Historian (Transcending Race in America: Biographies of Biracial Achievers) by Jim Whiting ~ ISBN-10: 1422216187 or ISBN-13: 978-1422216187 ---Ages 10 and up

W.E.B. Du Bois: The Fight for Civil Rights (The Library of American Lives and Times) by Ryan P. Randolph ~ ISBN-10: 1404226567 or ISBN-13: 978-1404226562 ---Ages 10 and up

W. E. B Du Bois (Up Close) by Tonya Bolden ~ ISBN-10: 0670063029 or ISBN-13: 978-0670063024 ---Ages 11 and up

W. E. B. Du Bois, 1868-1919: Biography of a Race by David Levering Lewis ~ ISBN-10: 0805035680 or ISBN-13: 978-0805035681

W.E.B. Du Bois: A Biography by David Levering Lewis ~ ISBN-10: 0805088059

A Man Called Garvey: The Life and Times of the Great Leader Marcus Garvey by Paloma Mohamed and illustrated by Barrington Braithwaite ~ ISBN-10: 0912469404 or ISBN-13: 978-0912469409 ---Ages 8 and up

Marcus Garvey: Controversial Champion of Black Pride (African-American Biographies by Anne E. Schraff ~ ISBN-10: 0766021688 or ISBN-13: 978-0766021686 ---Ages 11 and up

Marcus Garvey by Suzanne Francis-Brown and illustrated by Jean Jacques Vaysierres ~ ISBN-10: 9766373361 or ISBN-13: 978-9766373368

Zora!: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston by Dennis Brindell Fradin and Judith Bloom Fradin ~ ISBN-10: 0547006950 or ISBN-13: 978-0547006956 --- Ages 9 and up

Zora Neale Hurston: I Have Been in Sorrow's Kitchen (African-American Biographies by Laura Baskes Litwin ~ ISBN-10: 0766025365 or ISBN-13: 978-0766025363 --- Ages 10 and up

Zora Neale Hurston: African American Writer (Journey to Freedom: The African American Library) by Deborah Cannarella ~ ISBN-10: 1567666493 or ISBN-13: 978-1567666496 --- Ages 10 and up

Zora and Me by Victoria Bond and T.R. Simon ~ ISBN-10: 0763658146 or ISBN-13: 978-0763658144 --- Ages 10 and up

My People by Langston Hughes and illustrated by Charles R. Smith Jr. ~ ISBN-10: 1416935401 or ISBN-13: 978-1416935407 ---Ages 4 and up

Coming Home: From the Life of Langston Hughes by Floyd Cooper ~ ISBN-10: 0698116127 or ISBN-13: 978-0698116122 --- Ages 4 and up

Poetry for Young People: Langston Hughes edited by David Roessel, Arnold Rampersad, and illustrated by Benny Andrews ~ ISBN-10: 1402718454 or ISBN-13: 978-1402718458 --- Ages 8 and up

Langston Hughes: The Harlem Renaissance (Writers and Their Work) by Maurice O. Wallace ~ ISBN-10: 0761425918 or ISBN-13: 978-0761425915 --- Ages 9 and up

Li'L Sis and Uncle Willie: A Story Based on the Life and Paintings of William H. Johnson by Gwen Everett ~ ISBN-10: 1562825933 or ISBN-13: 978-1562825935 --- Grades 2 - 5

William H. Johnson: An American Modern edited by Teresa G. Gionis with contributions by Richard J. Powell, Lowery Stokes Sims, Lislie king-Hammond, and Aaron Bryant ~ ISBN-10: 0295991488 or ISBN-13: 978-0295991481

The NAACP: An Organization Working to End Discrimination (Journey to Freedom: The African American Library) by Andrew Santella ~ ISBN-10: 1567665403 or ISBN-13: 978-1567665406 --- Ages 10 and up

Miles to Go for Freedom: Segregation and Civil Rights in the Jim Crow Years by Linda Barrett Osborne ~ ISBN-10: 1419700200 or ISBN-13: 978-1419700200 --- Ages 10 and up

A Kid's Guide to African American History: More than 70 Activities (A Kid's Guide series) by Nancy I. Sanders ~ ISBN-10: 1556526539 orISBN-13: 978-1556526534 --- Ages 7 and up

 

Videos:

Against the Odds: The Artists of the Harlem Renaissance (2006) from PBS, 60 minutes

A Great Day in Harlem (1995) from Homevision, 60 minutes

The American Experience - Marcus Garvey: Look for Me in the Whirlwind (2001) from PBS, 90 minutes

Zora Neale Hurston: Jump at the Sun (2008) from PBS American Masters & Bay Bottom news, 84 minutes

Zora's Roots (2008) from PBS, 60 minutes