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Black History

The Harlem Renaissance

The Harlem Renaissance was an outpouring of African American creativity during the 1920's and 1930's, centered in New York's Harlem neighborhood. Read more at the Kish Library!

Featured Writer: James Weldon Johnson

Photograph of James Weldon Johnson
A key literary figure in the Harlem Renaissance, Johnson also helped form the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

Image credit: Carl Van Vechten, 1932. Public Domain.

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