Educator Resources for Harlem Renaissance

Cool nights, hot jazz! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby introduce you to the African-American cultural revival known as the Harlem Renaissance! Find out why so many African-Americans migrated to the north in the early part of the 20th century, and how forming small communities allowed them to keep and nourish their cultural identity. Discover some of the key problems African Americans faced, as well as some of ways that writers and activists encouraged them to fight back. You’ll also be introduced to some famous poets, musicians, artists, and dancers of the period. Finally, you’ll find out how the seeds of the civil rights movement were planted during the Harlem Renaissance. It’s everyone’s heritage!