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  1. HARLEM RENAISSANCE English & U.S. History Paper 11th Grade 2011

  2. LANGSTON 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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