Harlem Renaissance Poetry Recitation: 100 points
Prompt: Recite a poem written by an African-American poet.
Discussion of the prompt: Choose a poem written by an African-American poet to perform aloud to your peers. Poets can be from the Harlem Renaissance – Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, Claude McKay – but feel free to step outside the bounds of that time frame. Most contemporary poets – Gwendolyn Brooks, Alice Walker, Maya Angelou – were influenced by these groundbreakers.
You will be presenting your poem of choice orally. Good public speaking requires speakers to practice at least 6 times before presenting something to an audience. Continue reading
After reading McIntosh’s “Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack,” a number of students commented that this piece must have been written in the 1950’s. In fact, it was written in the 1990’s. Though things have changed drastically since the Jim Crow era, we still have progress to make. Continue reading