I feel I must go back and reread and rethink many of the works I used to teach as part of the Renaissance formerly known as “The Harlem Renaissance,” which is now more aptly termed the New Negro Renaissance.
Friends: I would like to revisit a point made in class yesterday that high-performance athletics serve as a substitute for war. I challenged this view but think I did not succeed in persuading many people. Let me elaborate why I think this point of view misunderstands both war and sports.
We might be a long way from Harlem and the 1920s, but the spirit of a community of people—movers, thinkers, and artists—runs deep within us.
Our curriculum sessions have been extremely helpful in terms of sharing our most interesting research findings and our plans for integrating various facets of our experience here into our fall classrooms. However, in place of our curriculum planning session today, one of our brightest teachers organized a rent party.
All over Chicago, all over the world, people were sharing the news about this unusual music, they or someone they knew, had heard. It made some want to dance; some others want to leave. But Ragtime certainly caught their attention. Within a decade, this syncopated piano style would emerge here and there in a trumpet solo
I have been a teacher for a short period of time. What I found inspirational was the enthusiasm among the teachers that NEH has selected. These teachers, most of whom have been in the profession for over a decade, are eager to learn more