(standard disclaimer: these links were live in July 2012; apologies in advance if they're no longer active)

The Cultural Movement

Harlem Renaissance Resources at the Library of Congress
See also "Harlem Renaissance and the Flowering of Creativity" virtual exhibit on LOC's African American Odyssey website
Harlem Renaissance multimedia website - John Carroll University (designed for Internet Explorer 5.0 though)
ArtCyclopedia list of HR artists and where to locate their work in online catalogues
Selected Women Writers of the HR - Northern Kentucky University
HR poetry - Poetry Foundation #search Harlem Renaissance (72 poems)
"Shuffle Along," the 1921 musical - NYPL "Musical of the Month" column (which contains the entire libretto) - see also "Bandana Days" (Youtube sound recording) from the musical, courtesy of the American Sound Archives
Perspectives in American Literature chapter on HR (poor website design but packed with info) - Paul P. Reuben
Olivia Barbee, "A Black Girl Sings: Gwendolyn Bennett in the Harlem Renaissance" Beltway Poetry Quarterly - re-examines the Civic Club dinner 3/21/1924


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The Neighborhood

Harlem History - Columbia University
Photo Essay - Harlem: A History in Pictures - New York Magazine
Digital Schomburg (Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Harlem)
Digital Harlem: Everyday Life, 1915-1930 (this digital project also has a blog to help you learn to use the site, which has a bit of a learning curve)
"Who Put the Renaissance in The Harlem Renaissance?" - an elementary school-level thinkquest (LOC/TPS)
NYC Architecture page on Harlem - page is not well designed, but has some great photos & explanations












History.com video clip - the social and cultural landscape of the HR (2:53) - the video has a short ad at the beginning