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Artists shattered stereotypes during the Harlem Renaissance. Video 41 on the Crash Course Drama and Theater playlist describes art and theater during the time period with a focus on Broadway plays and musicals written by African-Americans. Along with information on the work of W.E.B. Du Bois and the criteria for negro plays, the video provides a summary of the play Don't You Want to Be Free? by Langston Hughes.
- Look at poems from The Harlem Renaissance and compare their elements to those found in the theater of the time
- Conduct research into the life and works of Langston Hughes
- Deals with topics of racism and slavery
- Ties in the history of the period to promote cross-curricular connections
- Celebrates the African-American experience and fight for equality