grupaok: “ grupaok: “ Glenn Ligon, Give us a Poem (Palindrome #2), 2007 “Glenn Ligon made this neon piece […] in 2007, and I saw it a little while back on the wall of the Studio Museum in Harlem, where it’s part of the permanent collection. The work...
"Lift Every Voice and Sing" sculpture was designed as a temporary installation in the 1939 World's Fair, by Harlem Renaissance artist and sculptress Augusta Savage. This piece stood 16 feet tall. Sadly, like many fair displays it was destroyed at the close of the event. Thankfully we have this photo, that the whole world can enjoy it now and forever.
Langston Hughes, a Harlem Renaissance poet, helped pave the way for African American writers to be heard in the 1900's with his first published book "The Weary Blues" which was published in 1926. This was yet another way that Modernist literature was creating a new atmosphere in American Society.
Spice up your poetry unit by hosting a Poetry Slam. Students will love engaging with poetry in this new way! This freebie includes a classroom-tested timeline, links to examples, and a worksheet to get your students analyzing.