The Harlem Renaissance

Possible Research Topics

Music & Musicians

Louis Armstrong


Cab Calloway

Duke Ellington


Dizzie Gillespie

Billie Holiday

Jimmie Lunceford

Ma Rainey

Shuffle Along (musical)

Bessie Smith

Fats Waller

Ethel Waters

Chick Webb

Fiction & Fiction Writers

Arna Bontemps

Jessie Redmon Fauset

Zora Neale Hurston

Nella Larsen

Rudolph Fisher

Wallace Thurman

Eric Walrond

Dorothy West

Poetry & Poets

Gwendolyn Bennett

Sterling Brown

Countee Cullen

Angelina Weld Grimké

Langston Hughes

Georgia Douglas Johnson

Helene Johnson

James Weldon Johnson

Claude McKay

Alice Dunbar Nelson

Jean Toomer

Art & Artists

Josephine Baker

Romare Beardon

Dance (Charleston, tap, etc.)

Aaron Douglas

Palmer C. Hayden

Meta Warrick Fuller

Willam H. Johnson

Jacob Lawrence

Modern Primitivism

Paul Robeson

Bill “Bojangles” Robinson

Augusta Savage

James VanDerZee

Thought & Culture

Regina M. Anderson

Apollo Theater

The Cotton Club

The Crisis

W.E.B. DuBois


Marcus Garvey

Alain Locke



Savoy Ballroom

Carl Van Vechten


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