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Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection: Harlem Renaissance

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The Harlem Renaissance, circa 1919 to 1934, was a dynamic period of prolific cultural production by African American artists and writers.  The Blockson Collection houses first edition publications of literary works created by important writers of this era, including Langston Hughes, Claude McKay, Jesse Faucet, Zora Neal Hurston, Countee Cullen and Nella Larsen.  In addition to the works of influential editors and scholars, such as W.E.B. Du Bois and Alain Locke, the Collection also has the anthologies and periodicals that served as publishing outlets for some of the major African American writers of the Harlem Renaissance.  This page features the title pages or covers of selected works from the Harlem Renaissance.