African American Cultural Heritage: A Literary Renaissance

Video title: A Literary Renaissance

Use this African American History and Cultural Heritage video entitled A Literary Renaissance to study the works of African American writers, from the 18th century poetry of Phillis Wheatley to the abolitionist speeches of Frederick Douglass to the literary voices of the Harlem Renaissance and the racial themes of contemporary authors.

Survey the works of African American writers, from the eighteenth-century poetry of Phillip Wheatley to the abolitionist speeches of Frederick Douglass to the literary voices of the Harlem Renaissance and the radical themes of contemporary authors.

 

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African American Cultural Heritage: A Literary Renaissance . Learning Objectives for this video:

  • The Black Renaissance. Learn about African American Literary Renaissance. Survey the contributions of African Americans to literature, art, and music from the eighteenth century to the present day and gain a greater appreciation for their cultural contributions.
  • Trace the development of jazz, an American music that has its roots in Africa, and identify African American musicians and vocalists, including Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzie Gillespie, Billie Holiday, and Scott Joplin.
  • Survey the works of African American writers, from the eighteenth-century poetry of Phillis Wheatley to the abolitionist speeches of Frederick Douglass to the literary voices of the Harlem Renaissance and the racial themes of contemporary authors.
  • Discover the paintings and sculptures created by African American artists, including Selma Burke, Meta Warrick Fuller, Jacob Lawrence, and Henry O. Tanner.
  • Identify the innovative photographic techniques developed by James Van Der Zee.
  • Discover the many benefits of using online video for visual learning. Educational video for teaching the K-12 curriculum provides online learning for children and students of all ages and abilities. Using subtitled video - or video with closed captions - enables children to choose between watching, listening to, or reading each presentation whichever best suites their individual learning style. A wonderful option particularly for dyslexia and special needs education.

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