HIST 318 – HISTORY OF AFRICAN AMERICANS IN AMERICAN CITIES SPRING 2021 ASSIGNMENT #2 “THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE” DUE: MONDAY, MARCH 1, 2021 *PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR ASSIGNMENT THROUGH BLACKBOARD* One of the greatest byproducts of the first wave of the Great Migration and mass African American migration out of the South was the Harlem Renaissance. The Harlem Renaissance, which began at the conclusion of World War I, has been described as an explosion of African American intellectual, social and cultural expression. This movement produced a number of major black cultural figures, who transformed African American artistic expression and had a huge impact on American culture. For this assignment, please select two (2) artists from the list below and draft an essay on their contributions to the Harlem Renaissance. Your essay should comply with the following criteria: 1) Two (FULL) pages, double-spaced, Times New Roman or Arial 12-point Font; 2) Must include information on two (2) artists, including a brief summary of their life and career; 3) Must highlight your artists’ major contributions to the Harlem Renaissance; 4) Must include your opinion on the artists that you selected and 5) Must include a “Works Cited” page (in APA, MLA or Chicago style), which reveals the sources that you relied on to write your essay (This page is not included in your page count). LIST OF HARLEM RENAISSANCE ARTISTS 1) Alain Locke 6) Claude McKay 11) Cab Calloway 2) Zora Neale Hurston 7) Langston Hughes 12) Paul Robeson 3) Duke Ellington 8) Louis Armstrong 13) Lena Horne 4) Josephine Baker 9) Florence Mills 14) Palmer Hayden 5) James Van der Zee 10) Countee Cullen 15) Count Basie