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Women of the Harlem Renaissance

Biographies of Harlem Renaissance Women


Zora Neale Hurston picture

Zora Neale Hurston portrait by Carl Van Vechten

Courtesy Library of Congress

Below are women who played key roles in the Harlem Renaissance -- some are well-known, and some have been neglected or forgotten. Follow links to biographies and other content where available. Related: History of Women of the Harlem Renaissance: Dreaming in Color and Timeline: African American History and Women, 1920s

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