Countee Cullen was a prominent literary figure of the Harlem Renaissance.
History of Martin Luther King Day
The history and origins of Martin Luther King Day, which began in January 1986.
"Negro Spirituals" by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Read the full-text of "Negro Spirituals" (1867) by Thomas Wentworth Higginson, including commentary, at the University of Virginia.
Early 20th-Century Jazz
Read about the development of jazz during the Jim Crow era at PBS.org.
What is Kwanzaa?
Kwanzaa is a celebration of African heritage that takes place from December 26 to January 1.
The Harlem Renaissance
An online exhibition on the Harlem Renaissance from the Library of Congress.
An essay on PBS.org explores the question, "What is black dance?"
All About Hip Hop
Explore hip hop at the University of Chicago's "University of Hip Hop."
What is Juneteenth?
Juneteenth is a holiday, begun in Texas, that celebrates the emancipation of American slaves.
Causes of the Great Migration: Searching for the Promised Land
The Great Migration was movement from rural southern areas to northern, Midwestern and western cities.
Henry Ossawa Tanner: A Naturalist at Heart
Henry Ossawa Tanner was the first African-American artist to achieve international acclaim.
The AME Church was established in 1816 by Reverend Richard Allen
Four Publications of the Harlem Renaissance
Daily and monthly publications were important to promoting the work of Harlem Renaissance artists.