Claude McKay & The Renaissance
By Leandro Mejia
Who IS Claude McKay?
What major contributions did Claude McKay have during the Harlem Renaissance?
What are some examples of Claude McKay's contributions to the Harlem Renaissance?
During the Harlem Renaissance, Claude contributed in many ways with his poetry that was noted for its lyricism and its powerful statements of black militancy. In 1928, Claude McKay had released his best novel out of the three he wrote. He named the novel "Home To Harlem" which won the Harmon Gold Award for Literature. The novel depicted street life in Harlem. Claude McKay had also written many poems about social and political concerns from his perspective as a black man in the United States. In 1919, Claude had written
one of the poems he was most known for, " If We Must Die."
Why was Claude McKay an important person during the Harlem Renaissance?
How has Claude McKay affected his community?
How would the world be different if Claude McKay was never born?
How has Claude McKay affected me?
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