Explore How Harlem Became a Black Cultural Mecca

Open to: All Teachers
Opportunity at a Glance: We will explore the historical causes, politics and context of how the Harlem neighborhood became a Black cultural mecca where creatives from the community experienced an era of mainstream success.  While focusing on works by visual artists, musicians and writers who were active during the period, the course includes a historical overview of the Great Migration through an inquiry-based discussion of Jacob Lawrence’s The Migration Series (1940-1941). 

In addition, we will cover the “architects” and community leaders such as W.E.B. Du Bois and Alain LeRoy Locke, who played significant roles in creating opportunities for Black artists.
Key dates:  Tuesdays, February 16th – March 30th, 6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m.
Location: Online
Registration deadline: 02/15/2021

Take action: https://sva.edu/academics/continuing-education/professional-development/courses/the-art-music-and-literature-of-the-harlem-renaissance-21-cs-aec-2231-ol
For more information: arted@sva.edu