Thursday, February 1, 2024

Harlem Renaissance Party

We had such a good time learning about Jazz Artists last year (Our List of Jazz Artists post) and my returning students are excited to share some of this music with their classmates! There are also lots of new people to learn about. We will be reading Faith Ringgold's book Harlem Renaissance Party next week to kick off the topic.

Here is the complete list of people Ringgold includes in her book:

    Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong (b.1901)

    Josephine Baker (b.1906)

    Richmond Barthé (b.1901)

    Aaron Douglas (b.1899)

    W.E.B. Du Bois (b.1868)

    Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller (b.1877)

    Marcus Garvey (b.1887)

    Coleman Hawkins (b.1904)

    Fletcher Henderson (b.1897)

    Langston Hughes (b.1902)

    Zora Neale Hurston (b.1891)

    May Jackson (b.1877)

    Jack Johnson (b.1878)

    William H. Johnson (b.1901)

    Alain Locke (b.1885)

    Florence Mills (b.1896)

    Paul Robeson (b.1898)

    Augusta Savage (b.1892)

    Henry O. Tanner (b.1859)

    Madam C. J. Walker (b.1867)

    Carter G. Woodson (b.1875)

I'm really looking forward to the second month of our study of Faith Ringgold, and the Harlem Renaissance is such a rich topic! The children love sitting and sewing on their Story Quilts each afternoon. We always read a story each day (and now we will have music to listen to) with new people to learn about and new things to think and chat about while we work together.


Here are the books we read for this topic, in order:

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