Harlem Renaissance :

Portraits of the Harlem Renaissance by James VanDerZee

Using Evidence: How did Harlem Renaissance photographer James VanDerZee portray African Americans?

1 class period
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  • Photographs of James VanDerZee
    Students will examine photographs taken by James VanDerZee during the Harlem Renaissance to explore black culture in the 1920's.
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    Photographs of James VanDerZee

    Students will examine photographs taken by James VanDerZee during the Harlem Renaissance to explore black culture in the 1920's.   Students will compare and contrast the photographs with a Langston Hughes poem and excerpt of Frederick Douglass's writing to build a deeper understanding of the Harlem Renaissance.  

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