Sunday Morning Magazine with Rodney Lear

Nikki Grimes, Author and Ekua Holmes, Illustrator, LEGACY: WOMEN POETS OF THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE.

Like today and always, women’s stories and accomplishments continue to fall out of historical record. While people have long associated prominent writers such as Langston Hughes and W.E.B. Du Bois with the Harlem Renaissance, many have not heard of Anne Spencer, Effie Lee Newsom, or Esther Popel. Creating wholly original poems using the “Golden Shovel” method, Nikki brings the struggles, victories, pain, and joy experienced by these women poets of the Harlem Renaissance, whose contributions have been long overlooked, to the forefront. Each poem is paired with unique illustrations from African-American women illustrators working today.