Discussion Assignment 2:
Levi C. Hubert, The Whites Invade Harlem, (1938) [Canvas]
Levi C. Hubert (19041970) was an African American journalist who worked for various newspapers in New York City during and after the Harlem Renaissance. His essay, The Whites Invade Harlem, is his recollection of certain aspects of life in Harlem during this era.
Describe Huberts characterization of white society in New York City during the Harlem Renaissance.
What does this essay reveal about black culture in Harlem?
Why does Hubert describe the Harlem Renaissance as the golden age for Negro writers, artists, and musicians?
Black writer Alain Locke used the term New Negro to describe individuals such as Hubert. What did that mean?
Please conclude your essay with at least one question for discussion. Choose a question that you think will both enlighten and enliven your discussion section.
Once you have finished the essay, please upload it to Canvas by the deadline above.
Grades for this essay will be based on the following criteria:
Does the student answer each of the questions in a satisfactory and convincing manner?
Does the student include evidence to support his/her interpretations?
Has the student carefully read and thought about the text and its significance?
Has the student considered the broader context of the source(s)?
Has the student clearly communicated his/her ideas?