The Harlem Renaissance: Black American Traditions

Aaron Douglas, Meta Warrick Fuller, Palmer Hayden, William Johnson, and James Lesesne Wells, the painters and sculptors of the Harlem Renaissance, are featured in a unit study of artists of the Harlem Renaissance.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Assign groups one artist and have them develop a presentation that includes images of his/her work, commentary on the themes and motifs the artist employs, and biographical information

  • Background information about the artists, as well as information about other key figures of the times, is included

  • No images of the works of the artists are included