Zora Neale Hurston
Black writer who wanted to save African American folklore. She traveled all across the South collecting folk tales, songs & prayers of Black southerners. Her book was called Mules and Men.
movement of over 300,000 African American from the rural south into Northern cities between 1914 and 1920
a flowering of African American culture in the 1920s; instilled interest in African American culture and pride in being an African American.
Many poor urban blacks turned to him. He was head of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and he urged black economic cooperation and founded a chain of UNIA grocery stores and other business
James Weldon Johnson
NAACP leader and Harlem Renaissance writer; he wrote poetry and, with his brother, the song "Lift Every Voice and Sing."
African American poet who described the rich culture of african American life using rhythms influenced by jazz music. He wrote of African American hope and defiance, as well as the culture of Harlem and also had a major impact on the Harlem Renaissance.
United States bass singer and an outspoken critic of racism and proponent of socialism (1898-1976)
a genre of popular music that originated in New Orleans around 1900 and developed through increasingly complex styles
Leading African American jazz musician during the Harlem Renaissance; he was a talented trumpeter whose style influenced many later musicians.
African American blues singer who played and important role in the Harlem Reniassance.