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Bell Ringer: Anne Spencer and The Harlem Renaissance

Anne Spencer and The Harlem Renaissance

Curator Karen Sherry gave a tour of the Virginia Museum of History and Culture in Richmond and discussed the life of poet Anne Spencer and her role during the Harlem Renaissance.

Description

Curator Karen Sherry gave a tour of the Virginia Museum of History and Culture in Richmond and discussed the life of poet Anne Spencer and her role during the Harlem Renaissance.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • What was the Harlem Renaissance? Why is it also referred to as the New Negro Renaissance?
  • Who was Anne Spencer? How did she get connected to the New Negro Renaissance?
  • How did Anne Spencer help spread the New Negro Renaissance outside of Harlem?
  • According to Ms. Sherry, why is Anne Spencer not as well known as other poets at the time?
  • Describe how Anne Spencer advocated for equal rights and black educational development.

Additional Resources

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Harlem Renaissance
    • Langston Hughes
    • National Association Of Colored People
    • New Negro Renaissance
    • Paul Robeson
    • W. E. B. Du Bois

    Topics

    Civil Rights & Civil LibertiesEnglish & LiteratureState HistoryU.S. History

    Grades

    Middle SchoolHigh SchoolUniversity