The Pierians Incorporated

           Founded in 1958 . National Office Established in 1982

Celebrating Black History

The Harlem Renaissance....

In the decade following "The Great War", World War I, there was a great migration of African-Americans from the rural south into the industrial cities of the north. New York City became the home of artists, writers, performers, and a collection of very talented and creative people of color. It was the Jazz Age, the 1920's, and Harlem was the place to be.

 

From Claude McKay, Langston Hughes, and Zora Neale Hurston to Eubie Blake, Josephine Baker, and Duke Ellington, the period known as the Harlem Renaissance was glorious! African-American culture was vibrant with creative energy that was fueled by enlightened and educated people of color who came to Harlem during the 1920's.

 

The Harlem Renaissance was brief but dazzling! It began after "The Great War" and ended with the Depression. It was known originally as the New Negro Movement and it added such richness to African-American culture.

 

 

To learn more, visit this site.... Literature and Artists of the Harlem Renaissance

 

AfricanAmerican Women Writers of the 19th Century....

From the Phillis Wheatly to Harriet Wilson, the digital collection of the Schomburg provides tribute to great African-American women writers of the 19th century. This collection of works is available online and provides testament to the creative spirit of women of color. NYPL Digital Schomburg African American Women Writers the 19th Century

 

Images of African-American Life....

From the Civil War to the present, the digital image collection of the Schomburg provides a pictorial history of African-Americans NYPL Digital Schomburg Images of African Americans from the 19th Century

 

Learn more about great African-American Artists such William H. Johnson

  

       For more information, visit this site....

          Study of Black History and Culture

  

          For "Black Facts", visit this site.... Black Facts Online!

 

          To do Research, visit this site....

           Howard County Center of African-American Culture

 

Programs on Cable Television....

The Art of the Harlem Renaissance:
From the 1920's to the 1930's the artistic soul of African-Americans was expressed through music, through dance, through verse, through visual arts.....New York was the place where the action began.   Visit the ArtCyclopedia to experience the richness of the African-American spirit!

 

On The History Channel:
The entire month of February features specials on African-American history.  From the struggle for civil rights, to the great speeches of our time.....visit the
History Channel to chronicle the story of the black man in America.

 

On The Biography Channel:
Scientists, artists, educators....they're all here!  Visit the
Biography Channel in February and learn what makes us great.

 

Kid Zone:
Children (of all ages) will want to check out this site.  The
Family Education Site has reading lists and interesting facts to explore.