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Celebrating The Harlem Renaissance People and Places, 1918 - 1937


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Harlem on My Mind

Harlem on My Mind Selected Bibliography 


Bennett, Lerone, Jr. Before the Mayflower: A History of the Negro in America, 1619-1962. Chicago: Johnson Pub. Co., 1962.

Franklin, John H. From Slavery to Freedom a History of Negro Americans. New York: Vintage Books, 1969.

Karenga, Maulana. Introduction to Black Studies, 4th ed. Los Angeles: University of Sankore Press, 2010.

Quarles, Benjamin. The Negro in the Making of America, 3rd ed. New York: Touchstone Book, 1987.


Bailey, David A., et al. Rhapsodies in Black: Art of the Harlem Renaissance. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997.

Driskell, David, et al. Harlem Renaissance: Art of Black Americans. New York: Abrams, 1987.

Hughes, Langston, ed. A Pictorial History of the Negro in America. New York: Crown Publishers, 1983.

Leininger-Muller, Theresa A. New Negro Artists in Paris: African American Painters and Sculptors in the City of Light, 1922–1934. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2000.

Locke, Alain. The Negro in Art: A Pictorial Record of the Negro Artist and the Negro Theme in Art. Washington, D.C.: Hacker Art Books, 1979

Majozo, Estella Conwill. Come out of the Wilderness: Memoir of a Black Woman Artist. New York: Feminist Press, 2000.

Miers, Charles, ed. Harlem Renaissance: Art of Black America. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1994.

Van Der Zee, James. Harlem Photographs 1915–1960. New York: Delano Greenidge Editions, 2001.

Van Vechten, Carl, and Keith F. Davis. Passionate Observer: Photographs by Carl Van Vechten. Kansas City, MO: Hallmark Cards, Inc.


Bogle, Donald. Blacks in America’s Films and Television: An Illustrated Encyclopedia. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1989.

Bogle, Donald. Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies and Bucks. New York: Bantam, 1973.

DeAngelis, Gina. Black Filmmakers. Broomall, PA: Chelsea House, 2001.

Null, Gary. Black Hollywood: The Negro in Motion Pictures. Secaucus, NJ: Citadel, 1975.

Yearwood, Gladstone Lloyd. Black Film as a Signifying Practice: Cinema, Narration, and the African American Aesthetic Tradition. Lawrenceville, NJ: Africa World Press, 2000.


Blesh, Rudi. Shining Trumpets: A History of Jazz, 4th ed. London: Cassell & Co, 1958.

Davis, Francis. The History of the Blues: The Roots, the Music, the People, from Charley Patton to Robert Cray. New York: Hyperion, 1995.

Floyd, Samuel A., ed. Black Music in the Harlem Renaissance: A Collection of Essays. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1994.

Handy, D. Antoinette. Black Women in American Bands and Orchestras. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 1999.

Jasen, David A., and Gene Jones. Spreadin’ Rhythm Around: Black Popular Songwriters, 1880–1930. New York: Schirmer Books, 1998.

Locke, Alain. The Negro and His Music: Negro Art: Past and Present North Stratford, NH: Ayer Co. Publishers, 1969.

Murray, Albert and Paul Devlin. Stomping the Blues. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2017

Peretti, Burton W. The Creation of Jazz: Music, Race, and Culture in Urban America. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1992.

Perpener, John O., III. African American Concert Dance: The Harlem Renaissance and Beyond. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2001.

Porter, Eric. What Is This Thing Called Jazz: African American Musicians as Artists, Critics, and Activists. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002.

Shack, William A. Harlem in Montmartre: A Paris Jazz Story Between the Great Wars. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001.

Southern, Eileen. Biographical Dictionary of Afro-American and African Musicians. Westport, CN: Greenwood, 1982.

Southern, Eileen. The Music of Black Americans: A History. New York: W.W. Norton, 1971.

Spencer, Jon Michael. The New Negroes and Their Music: The Success of the Harlem Renaissance. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1997.


Bontemps, Arna. Black Thunder. New York: MacMillan Publishing, 1936.

Bontemps, Arna. God Sends Sunday. New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1931.

Du Bois, W. E. B. Dark Princess. New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1928.

Fauset, Jessie Redmond. There Is Confusion. New York: Boni and Liveright, 1924.

Fauset, Jessie Redmond. Plum Bun. New York: Stokes Publishing, 1928.

Fisher, Rudolph. The Conjure Man Dies: A Mystery Tale of Harlem. New York: Couici, Friede Publishing, 1932.

Fisher, Rudolph. The Walls of Jericho. New York: Knopf, 1928.

Hughes, Langston. Not Without Laughter. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1930.

Hughes, Langston. The Ways of White Folks. New York: Knopf, 1934.

Hurston, Zora Neale. Their Eyes Were Watching God. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1937.

Johnson, James Weldon. The Autobiography of An Ex-Coloured Man. New York: Knopf, 1927.

Larsen, Nella. Passing. New York: Knopf, 1929.

Larsen, Nella. Quicksand. New York: Knopf, 1929.

McKay, Claude. Home to Harlem. New York: Harper, 1928.

McKay, Claude. Banjo. New York: Harper, 1929.

McKay, Claude. Banana Bottom. New York: Harper, 1933.

Schuyler, George Samuel. Black No More: Being an Account of the Strange and Wonderful Workings of Science in the Land of the Free, A.D. 1933-1940. New York: Macaulay, 1931.

Thurman, Wallace. The Blacker the Berry. New York: Macaulay, 1929.

Thurman, Wallace. Infants of the Spring. New York: Macaulay, 1932.

Toomer, Jean. Cane. New York: Boni & Liveright, 1923.

Walrond, Eric, and Louis J. Parascandola, eds. Winds Can Wake Up the Dead: An Eric Walrond Reader. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1999.

White, Walter. The Fire in the Flint. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1924.

White, Walter. Flight. New York: Knopf, 1926.


Cunard, Nancy, ed. NEGRO: An Anthology. London: Wishart, 1934.

Davis, Arthur P. and Michael W. Peplow, eds. The New Negro Renaissance: An Anthology. New York: Holt, Rhinehart, Winston, 1975.

Davis, Arthur P., Sterling Brown, and Ulysses Lee, eds. The Negro Caravan. New York: Arno Press, 1969.

Hughes, Langston, ed. The Best Short Stories by Negro Writers. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1967.

Huggins, Nathan, ed. Voices from the Harlem Renaissance. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976.

Knopf, Marcy, ed. The Sleeper Wakes: Harlem Renaissance Stories by Women. New Bruswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1993.

Lewis, David. The Portable Harlem Renaissance Reader. New York: Viking, 1994.

Locke, Alain, ed. The New Negro. New York: Boni k Liveright, 1925.

Thurman, Wallace. Fire!! A Quarterly Devoted to the Younger Negro Artists. Metuchen, NJ: The Fire!! Press, 1968.

Wilson, Sondra Kathryn, ed. The Crisis Reader. New York: The Modern Library, 1999.

Wilson, Sondra Kathryn, ed. The Messenger Reader. New York: The Modern Library, 2000.

Wilson, Sondra Kathryn, ed. The Opportunity Reader. New York: The Modern Library, 1999.


Bontemps, Arna, ed. The Harlem Renaissance Remembered. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1972.

Du Bois, W. E. B. Darkwater. New York: Harcourt, Brace, and Company, 1920.

Garvey, Marcus. The Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey, or, Africa for the Africans. New York: Universe, 1923-25

Herndon, Angelo. Let Me Live. New York: Random House, 1937.

Hughes, Langston. The Big Sea: An Autobiography. New York: Hill & Wang, 1963. 

Hughes, Langston. I Wonder as I Wander". New York: Rhinehart, 1956.

Hurston, Zora Neale. Dust Tracks on a Road. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1942.

Hurston, Zora Neale. Mules & Men. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1935.

Johnson, Jack. Jack Johnson is a Dandy: An Autobiography. New York: Chelsea, 1969.

Johnson, James Weldon. Along This Way: The Autobiography of James Weldon Johnson. New York: Viking, 1933.

Johnson, James Weldon. Black Manhattan. New York: Knopf, 1930.

Kerlin, Robert Thomas. The voice of the Negro 1919. New York: E. P. Dutton, 1920.

McKay, Claude. Harlem Shadows. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1922.

Miller, Kelly. Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights. Washington, D.C.: Jenkins, 1919.

Sinnette, Elinor Des Verney. Arthur Alfonso Schomburg: Black Bibliophile and Collector: A Biography. Detroit: Wayne State University, 1989.

Woodson, Carter G. The History of the Negro Church. Washington, D.C.: Association for the Study of Negro Life & History, 1921

Woodson, Carter G. The Mis-Education of the Negro. Washington, D.C.: Association for the Study of Negro Life & History, 1933.

Wright, Richard. Black Boy, a Record of Childhood and Youth. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1945.


Brown, Sterling A. The Collected Poems. New York: Harper & Row, 1980.

Cullen, Countee. The Ballad of the Brown Girl. New York: Harper, 1927.

Cullen, Countee. Color. New York: Harper, 1925.

Cullen, Countee. On These I Stand. New York: Harper, Bros., 1947.

Cullen, Countee. My Soul's High Song. New York: Doubleday, 1991.

Hughes, Langston. The Weary Blues. New York: Knopf, 1926.

Hughes, Langston. Selected Poems. New York: Vintage Books, 1987.

Johnson, James Weldon. God’s Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse. New York: Viking, 1927.

McKay, Claude. Harlem Shadows. New York: Harcourt, Brace, and Company, 1922.


Cullen, Countee, ed. Caroling Dusk: An Anthology of Verse by Negro Poets. New York: Harper, 1927.

Johnson, James Weldon, ed. The Book of American Negro Poetry. New York:Harcourt Brace, 1922.

Locke, Alain, ed. The New Negro: An Interpretation. New York: Boni, 1925.


Brasmer, William. Black Drama: An Anthology. New York: Harper, 1967.

Hamlian, Leo. The Roots of African American Drama: An Anthology of Early Plays, 1858-1938. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1993.

Hatch, James V. and Ted Shine. Black Theatre, U.S.A. New York: Free Press, 1974.

Locke, Alain and Montgomery Gregory. Plays of Negro Life. New York: Harper, 1927.

Mantle, Burns. Best Plays. New York: Dodd, 1917-1935.

Richardson, Willis. Plays & Pageants from the Life of the Negro. Washington, D.C.: Associated, 1930.

Richardson, Willis. Negro History in 13 Plays. Washington, D.C.: Associated, 1935.


Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem. On the Shoulders of Giants: My Journey Through the Harlem Renaissance. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2007.

Allen, Carol. Black Women Intellectuals: Strategies of Nation, Family, and Neighborhood in the Works of Pauline Hopkins, Jessie Fauset, and Marita Bonner. New York: Garland Publishing, 1998.

Anderson, Jervis. This Was Harlem. New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1982.

Andrews, William. Classic Fiction of the Harlem Renaissance. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994.

Baker, Houston A. Modernism and the Harlem Renaissance. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1990.

Bracks, Lean'tin L. and Jessie C. Smith, eds. Black Women of the Harlem Renaissance Era. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2017

Butcher, Margaret. The Negro in American Culture, Based on Materials Left by Alain Locke. New York: Knopf, 1956.

Davis, Thadious M. Nella Larsen Novelist of the Harlem Renaissance: A Woman's Life Unveiled. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1994.

Dodson, Howard, Christopher Moore, and Roberta Yancy. The Black New Yorkers: The Schomburg Illustrated Chronology. New York: John Wiley and Sons, 2000.

Douglas, Ann. Terrible Honesty: Mongrel Manhattan in the 1920s. New York: Farrar, Strauss, & Giroux, 1995.

Fabre, Geneviève and, Michel Feith, eds., Temples for Tomorrow: Looking Back at the Harlem Renaissance. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2001.

Favor, J. Martin. Authentic Blackness: The Folk in the New Negro Renaissance. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1999.

Gates, Henry Louis and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, eds. Harlem Renaissance Lives from The African American National Biography. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.

Giovanni, Nikki. Shimmy Shimmy Shimmy Like My Sister Kate: Looking at the Harlem Renaissance Through Poems. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1996.

Honey, Maureen. Shadowed Dreams: Women's Poetry of the Harlem Renaissance. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1989.

Hubbard, Dolan, ed. Recovered Writers/Recovered Texts: Race, Class, and Gender in Black Women’s Literature. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1997.

Huggins, Nathan Irvin. Harlem Renaissance, New ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.

Hull, Gloria T. Color, Sex, and Poetry: Three Women Writers of the Harlem Renaissance. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1987.

Jacques, Geoffrey. Free Within Ourselves: The Harlem Renaissance. New York: F. Watts, 1996

Kellner, Bruce, ed. The Harlem Renaissance: A Historical Dictionary for the Era. Westport, CN: Greenwood Press, 1984.

Hill, Laban C. Harlem Stomp!: A Cultural History of the Harlem Renaissance. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2014.

Lewis, David. When Harlem Was in Vogue. New York: Knopf, 1981.

Osofsky, Gilbert. Harlem: The Making of a Ghetto: Negro New York. 1890-1930. New York: Harper, 1963.

Pochmara, Anna. The Making of the New Negro: Black Authorship, Masculinity and Sexuality in the Harlem Renaissance. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2011.

Roses, Lorraine Elena. Harlem Renaissance and Beyond: Literary Biographies of 100 Black Women Writers, 1900-1950. Boston: Harvard University Press, 1990.

Schwarz, A. B. Christa, Gay Voices of the Harlem Renaissance. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2003.

Sims-Wood, Janet L. Dorothy Porter Wesley at Howard University: Building a Legacy of Black History. Charleston: History Press, 2014.

Smith, Katharine Capshaw, Children's Literature of the Harlem Renaissance, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006.

Stewart, Jeffrey C. The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018.

Tarver, Australia and Paula C. Barnes, eds. New Voices on the Harlem Renaissance: Essays on Race, Gender, and Literary Discourse. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2008.

Vogel, Shane. The Scene of Harlem Cabaret: Race, Sexuality, Performance. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009.

Walker, Margaret. How I wrote Jubilee and Other Essays on Life and Literature. New York: Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 1990.

Wall, Cheryl A. Women of the Harlem Renaissance. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1995.

Whitmire, Ethelene. Regina Anderson Andrews, Harlem Renaissance Librarian. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2017.

Wilson, James F. Bulldaggers, Pansies, and Chocolate Babies: Performance, Race, and Sexuality in the Harlem Renaissance. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2011.

Wintz, Cary D. Black Culture and the Harlem Renaissance. Houston: Rice University Press, 1988.

Wintz, Cary D. and Paul Finkelman, eds. Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance. New York: Routledge, 2004.

Wintz, Cary D. and Bruce A. Glasrud, eds. The Harlem Renaissance in the American West: The New Negro's Western Experience New York: Routledge 2011.

Wintz, Cary D., ed. Harlem Speaks: A Living History of the Harlem Renaissance. Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks, 2007.

Witalec, Janet. The Harlem Renaissance: A Gale Critical Companion. Detroit : Gale, c2003

Wesley, Dorothy Porter. North American Negro Poets, A Bibliographical Checklist of their Writings, 1760-1944. Hattiesburg, MS: The Book Farm, 1945.


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