Harlem Essay Topics

The New Negro Movement and Harlem Renaissance

American publishers and critics, in the mainstream circle, took significant notice of African American writers and artists in the neighborhood of Harlem in New York City. This cultural revival of African American literature and arts including music and theater came to be known as the Harlem Renaissance. This cultural revolution of sorts began in 1918… View Article

“Harlem” by Hughes

Nowadays Langston Hughes is considered to be one of the well-known and most influential African-American poets in the twentieth century. His poetry was published from the Harlem Renaissance when the African-American artists along with their works had been flourishing in Harlem till the beginning of Black Movements as well as Civil Rights. Hughes’ brief poem… View Article

Faith and Community in Italian Harlem

Orsi argues that, for the people of Italian Harlem, the “sacred” was located in the home, the domus, which was “sacred space” (Orsi 105). The domus, or family, was where vales were learned, where Italian Americans developed their sense of self. Family, they were taught, was what distinguished them from non-Italian Americans, “Blood” was the… View Article

Harlem a Dream Deferred –Explanation

The poem by Langston talks about the fate of dreams that are never fulfilled. The poem is a metaphorical depiction of the disappointment of the ‘black population’ in Harlem. In the poem the dream refers to the hopes of the black people which were opportunity, better living conditions & freedom from racism. However the expectations… View Article