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Harlem Renaissance

Introduction to this section

Below are just some of the artists, writers, activists and entertainers that took part in the Harlem Renaissance. Eventually, there will be a separate page for each of them.

For now, check out the content we have curated for Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Augusta Savage, James Van Der ZeeW.E.B. Du Bois and Alain Locke.

Significant people of the Harlem Renaissance

Countee Cullen

Countee Cullen, poet, novelist, children's writer, and playwright

Marcus Garvey

Marcus Garvey, Sr., political activist, publisher, journalist

Aaron Douglas

Aaron Douglas, painter

Ethel Waters

Ethel Waters, Blues and Gospel singer

Jacob Lawrence

Jacob Lawrence, painter

Fats Waller

Fats Waller, musician

Adelaide Hall

Adelaide Hall, singer and actress

Florence Mills

Florence Mills, singer and dancer

James Weldon Johnson

James Weldon Johnson, writer and civil rights activist

Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker, dancer, singer, actress