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HARLEM RENAISSANCE. English & U.S. History Paper 11 th Grade 2011. LANGSTON HUGHES THE WAYS OF WHITE FOLKS: STORIES. “In these acrid and poignant stories, Hughes depicted black people colliding--sometimes humorously, more often tragically--with whites in the 1920s and '30s.”
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HARLEM RENAISSANCEEnglish & U.S. History Paper11th Grade2011LANGSTON HUGHESTHE WAYS OF WHITE FOLKS: STORIES
  • “In these acrid and poignant stories, Hughes depicted black people colliding--sometimes humorously, more often tragically--with whites in the 1920s and '30s.”
  • Historical Connections: Racism
  • ZORA NEALE HURSTONDUST TRACKS ON A ROAD: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • “Dust Tracks on a Road is Zora Neale Hurston's candid, funny, bold, and poignant autobiography, an imaginative and exuberant account of her rise from childhood poverty in the rural South to a prominent place among the leading artists and intellectuals of the Harlem Renaissance.”
  • Historical Connections: Racism, Identity
  • NELLA LARSENTHE COMPLETE FICTION
  • “Passing is the story of a light-skinned beauty who, after spending years passing for white, finds herself dangerously drawn to an old friend's Harlem neighborhood. In Quicksand, a restless young mulatto tries desperately to find a comfortable place in a world in which she sees herself as a perpetual outsider.”
  • Historical Fiction: African American female experience, Mixed-race experience
  • CLAUDE MCKAYSELECTED POEMS
  • “Jamaican-American poet Claude McKay (1889-1948) came to the U.S. in 1912 and became an important figure in the Harlem Renaissance.”
  • Historical Connections: Racism
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