Harlem Renaissance Projects
We’ll view portions of the film Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (who himself was a victim of racial injustice and was invited to the White House to discuss the state of race in America by President Barack Obama)
Prompt: Create an annotated bibliography & poster presentation using images and text covering a topic related to the Harlem Renaissance. You can choose from the list of topics below or have Borger approve another related one before you start research. Choose your top three and get them to Borger asap. If there is a name next to a topic, it has been claimed either 1st or 7th hour. IF TOPICS ARE IN RED, THAT MEANS THEY HAVE ALREADY BEEN CLAIMED IN BOTH HOURS & ARE NO LONGER UP FOR GRABS.
Grading Criteria: This project is worth 250 points.
Before you print anything
- Conduct research and compose annotated bibliography first.
- Then edit your choices from the information gathered.
- Then print/create images, compose text, and create poster.
100 points will be earned by making an annotated bibliography for your poster. You will create a citation for the site you are using and write a summary with quotes below that citation. Include any images you are contemplating using for your poster below the citation as well. In this way, you will know which images and text came from which websites. Citations will be matched with appropriate text and images. From this you will create a works cited page for your poster. IF YOU USE EASYBIB TO MAKE CITATIONS, REMOVE GREY FORMATTING PRIOR TO PRINTING (hit the copy and paste link below each entry to remove formatting).
100 points will be earned creating a poster that accurately represents your chosen subject visually and textually. Your poster should be equally divided between text and images. Images can be accompanied by textual captions OR you may create larger blocks of text. Text should be easily readable and should include citations. Be creative – consider combining factual information with poetry and song lyrics to represent your topic’s location within the larger context of the Harlem Renaissance. Use suggestions on this site for poster guidelines.
50 points will be earned from presenting your findings in a panel presentation in class. You will be using your poster as a visual aid for the presentation. Presentations will be grouped according to theme.
Sample citations for works cited page:
Editor, author, or compiler name (if available). Name of Site. Version number. Name of institution/organization affiliated with the site (sponsor or publisher), date of resource creation (if available). Medium of publication. Date of access
Apollo Theater. Apollo Theater Foundation Inc., 2013. Web. 05 March 2013.
“Ella Fitzgerald.” PBS. Ken Burns Jazz, n.d. Web. 05 March 2013.
- Blues (DJ)
- Jazz Musicians and Artists (pick one)
- Motown (Paige)
- Charles Houston: The Man Who Killed Jim Crow / African American lawyer who argued before the Supreme Court
- Black Wall Street (Kelby)
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
- Apollo Theater
- Cotton Club (Mickaela & Lauren)
- Savoy Theater
- Ella Fitzgerald (Val & Finley)
- Duke Ellington (Chase)
- Louis Armstrong (Cori C.)
- Madam C.J. Walker (Allie P.)
(first self-made millionaire – salon owner / hair care products – her hair care line is still going strong)
- Billie Holiday (Sydni)
- “Strange Fruit” and public lynchings (Jon)
- Ida B. Wells (Amari)
- National Association of Colored Women / Negro Women’s Club
- Josephine Baker: (Camari )
famous entertainer, fought for French in WWII, part of French Resistance, adopted children from all over the world called her “Rainbow Tribe” (and you thought Madonna and Angelina Jolie were original)
- Cab Calloway (Rylee)
- The Great Migration 1910-1930
- The Freedom Riders in the 60’s (Antonio, Breanna B.)
- W.E.B. Du Bois
- Marcus Garvey
- Alain Locke and “The New Negro”
- Langston Hughes (Bre Rod)
- Zora Neale Hurston
- Oscar Micheaux (African American film maker)
- Gwendolyn Bennett
- Gwendolyn Brooks
- Maya Angelou (Annielya)
- The Negro Motorist Green Book (how to safely travel across America by car)
- African American Art (Aziah)
- Harlem Renaissance Art I (pick an artist)
- Harlem Renaissance Art II (pick an artist)
- Alice Walker (Katey D.)
- Claude McKay
- Countee Cullen
- Palmer Hayden
- Archibald J. Motley (phenomenal artist)
- Aaron Douglas (Ethan)
- Malvin Gray Johnson
- James VanDerZee
- Some of VanDerZee’s photographs
- Romare Bearden
- Beyonce vs. Kendrick (Nikki, Tymera)
- The Civil Rights Movement
- Convict Leasing (Cassie & Nathaniel)
- Black Lives Matter ( Heather,Danielle D.)
- Misty Copeland (Carolyn)
the first black principal dancer in American Ballet Theater history
- The Nicholas Brothers
- Jackie Robinson (Cato,Kempfer)
- Martin Luther King (Alyze)