The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural and artistic movement that happened in the 1920s and 1930. It was centered in Harlem, a neighborhood in New York city. This movement influenced people in communities throughout the United States. Harlem was like a city within a city where the focus, at that time, was on improvements for Black people. The Harlem Renaissance got people excited about change. Black community leaders—educators, intellectuals, activists, and artists—were drawn to Harlem to work together, support each other, and use their talent to help bring about change. Black Americans were encouraged to look to their culture and African heritage for self-esteem and identity. Harlem became the center of black culture in the United States. Young and young-at-heart readers will be empowered as they learn how people worked together to bring about change. Readers will also relax as they enjoy bringing art pages to life with watercolors, colored pencils or crayons.
This book features:
- Biographies of leading figures of the Harlem Renaissance
- Art pages perfect for coloring with watercolors, colored pencils, or crayons
- Academic enrichment activities.