Survey Graphic. Harlem: Mecca of the New Negro

This is a reprinted special edition of Survey Graphic “Harlem: Mecca of the New Negro” edited by Alain Locke. A collectors item for more than 50 years, this edition contains contributions by Black writers whose names have become synonymous with the Harlem Renaissance. The 103 pages of this special edition contain: essays, poetry, illustrations, advertisements, book reviews, and much more. The contributors include: W.E.B. Du Bois, Arthur Schomburg, James Weldon Johnson, Rudolph Fisher, Jean Toomer, Countee Cullen, J.A. Rogers, Kelly Miller, and Langston Hughes.


Survey Graphic. Harlem: Mecca of the New Negro (call number)

About the Harlem Renaissance

The Harlem Renaissance was the name given to the cultural, social, and artistic explosion that took place in Harlem between the end of World War I and the middle of the 1930s. During this period Harlem was a cultural center, drawing black writers, artists, musicians, photographers, poets, and scholars. (Read more)

What was the Harlem Renaissance and when did it begin? This seemingly simple question reveals the complexities of the movement we know varyingly as the New Negro Renaissance, the New Negro Movement, the Negro Renaissance, the Jazz Age, or the Harlem Renaissance. To answer the question it is necessary to place the movement within time and space, and then to define its nature. This task is much more complex than it might seem. (Read more)

Select books about the Harlem Renaissance available from the library

Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance (call number)

Harlem Speaks: A Living History of the Harlem Renaissance (call number)

Lois Brown. Encyclopedia of the Harlem Literary Renaissance (call number)

The Harlem Renaissance Revisited: Politics, Arts, and Letters (call number)

Maryland Lanham. Black Women of the Harlem Renaissance Era (call number)

Caroline Goeser. Picturing the New Negro: Harlem Renaissance Print Culture and Modern Black Identity (call number)

Smithsonian American Art Museum. African American Art : Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era, and Beyond (call number)

James Edward Smethurst. The African American roots of modernism : from Reconstruction to the Harlem Renaissance (call number)



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