Below you will find the resource list for our 2019 topic, The Harlem Renaissance!

Several resources are provided to you, however they are not in the public domain.  To access these resources, click on the “CLICK HERE for Provided Resources” button and enter the password.  The password WAS sent to all ORG members on our Google Group. If you did not receive it and are a member of ORG, please contact the Historian.



Huggins, Nathan Irvin. Harlem Renaissance, Updated Edition. Oxford, 2007 (first published 1997).  390 pp.

Hurston, Zora Neale. Their Eyes Were Watching God. Harper Collins, 2013 (first published 1937). 264 pp.

Hutchinson, George, ed. The Cambridge Companion to the Harlem Renaissance. Cambridge University Press, 2007. 296 pp.

Required section: “Transgressive Sexuality and the Literature of the Harlem Renaissance” (18 pp. pdf provided. PROVIDED.)

Locke, Alain LeRoy, ed. The New Negro: Voices of the Harlem Renaissance. Touchstone, 1999 (first published 1925). 452 pp.

Wintz, Cary D. and Paul Finkelman, eds. Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance. Routledge, 2004. 1,392 pp. Required sections: “Religion,” “Religious Organizations,” and “Spirituals” (14 pp. pdf provided. PROVIDED.)

Other Media

Harlem Renaissance Visual Guide (PROVIDED.)

Harlem Renaissance Musical Playlist Guide (PROVIDED.)


Baldwin, Davarian L. and Minkah Makalani, eds. Escape from New York: The New Negro Renaissance beyond Harlem. University of Minnesota Press, 2013. 416 pp.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. “The Black Man’s Burden” from Fear Of A Queer Planet: Queer Politics and Social Theory. Michael Warner, ed. University of Minnesota Press, 1993. (11 pp. pdf provided. PROVIDED.)

Johnson, Jessica. Website. An Archive for Virtual Harlem.

Villarosa, Linda. “The Gay Harlem Renaissance.” July 23, 2011, The Root. (4 pp. pdf provided. PROVIDED.)