This article explores The Crisis magazine as a framework for students to gain a better understanding of the historical and cultural contexts of the works produced during the Harlem Renaissance. Ortega’s essay details the benefits of archival research for undergraduate students and specific ways in which to use The Crisis as a teaching tool in an interdisciplinary curriculum. Finally, her essay examines the ways in which The Crisis helps facilitate an understanding of canon formation during the Harlem Renaissance.
Kirsten Bartholomew Ortega; Accessing the Harlem Renaissance Through The Crisis. Pedagogy 1 April 2015; 15 (2): 378–382. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/15314200-2845177
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