The Harlem Renaissance (Bicoastal Season, Episode 2)
Release Date: 09/08/2020
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Hannah and Michael travel back to early 20th-century New York and learn about two so-called “forgotten women” of the Harlem Renaissance. This one’s a remedial education!
Books Mentioned: Passing, Nella Larsen; Plum Bun, Jessie Redmon Fauset; The Warmth of Other Suns, Isabel Wilkerson; Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston; The Vanishing Half, Brit Bennett; Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man, James Weldon Johnson; Black No More, George Schuyler.
Other Podcasts on the HR:
On Nella Larsen:
- Nella Larsen Wrestled With Race and Sexuality in the Harlem Renaissance
- ON WRITERS AND WRITING; Authentic American
- Two Classic American Novels About the Madness and Beauty of Race
- George Hutchinson's Biography
On Jessie Redmon Fauset
- The Forgotten Work of Jessie Redmon Fauset
- About Jessie Redmon Fauset | Academy of American Poets
- The Story of Jessie Redmon Fauset
- Jessie R. Fauset (1882-1961) •
Audio featured in this episode:
- Duke Ellington, “Take the A Train”
- Ma Rainey, “Ma and Pa Poorhouse Blues”
- Marcus Garvey in 1921
- Bessie Smith, “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out”
Citation from George Hutchinson from intro to this volume: Hutchinson, G. (Ed.). (2007). The Cambridge Companion to the Harlem Renaissance (Cambridge Companions to Literature). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Gradisek and Scott article: Gradisek, Amanda, and Ron Scott. "Reconceiving and Redeeming the Self: Passing, the Harlem Renaissance, and Zombies." Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture, vol. 17, no. 2, 2017.