The Harlem Renaissance Culture
Answer the questions below after you have completed the table and gone through all of the materials.
What are 5 adjectives you would use to describe the songs you heard?
Consider the form of these songs. Do the songs have a very rigid, clear structure or do they
have a more loose and fluid structure?
Do they include any improvisation? Explain.
When jazz first became popular it was a radical style of music that broke many of the rules of
classical music. In what way, then, does jazz reflect the desire of African Americans in the
Harlem Renaissance to have increasing freedom and a more distinct cultural identity?
Do these three paintings share any common characteristics or themes? Explain.
How do these paintings reflect freedom, hope, and other values of the Harlem Renaissance?