Another culminating activity for this curriculum is a “Harlem Renaissance Night” celebration at our school to showcase student work, and engage students, their families, and the community in an enriching cultural celebration. The evening (or midday) will include food, music, dance, poetry recitations, and art that celebrates Harlem’s rich history.
It is my goal, during this unit to sponsor a T-shirt design competition. Adhering to certain criteria such as the number of colors that may be used, students will design a T-shirt, that they think represents the Harlem Renaissance. A panel of judges, who do not know which designs belong to which students, will be asked to select the one that it thinks best represents the Renaissance.
I would like to find funding to make it possible to give one of these T-shirts to each student who participated in making the “Renaissance Night Celebration” happen, and sell the shirts to those who did not participate but would like to purchase one. Proceeds from the sale of these shirts, after expenses for those given to students who helped, may be used toward transportation costs for the student trip to the Schomburg.