For Thursday, let’s take a look at Langston Hughes’ poems – – “I, Too, Sing America” and “Harlem.” And, let’s discuss the three Claude McKay poems I’ve collected here.
Also, take a few minutes to view the Duke Ellington video above. What does the video tell us about the “new negro.”
Don’t forget: pick up a copy of Nella Larsen’s Quicksand. Here’s the edition that I use Quicksand. I have found a free online version of the text here.
Finally, complete your annotations – – by explaining both the local context for your selected line/image and how this particular instance fits with other similar instances of the motif throughout the poem.