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This edition: 1902 - 1924

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The onset of the 20th Century gave rise to a new cadre of African American Authors, embodied in the great literary movement known as the Harlem Renaissance.

1903 - W.E.B. Du Bois pens “The Souls of Black Folk”
1912 - James Weldon Johnson writes about Black Identity
1919 - Alain LeRoy Locke, architect of the Harlem Renaissance
1921 - 'The Negro Speaks of Rivers' by Langston Hughes
1924 - Alice Dunbar Nelson, interpreter of Black Culture.

Host: Alphonse Keasley. (2014/U.S.)