The Black Renaissance

CLIENT: DC Public Library



screenshot fro Black Renaissance website

The Challenge: The Arts Division of the DC Public Library began an ambitious project to highlight the contributions of Washington born and Washington based African American artist and intellectuals, during the 1920s and 1930s. The material available was as well-defined group of biographies, a timeline, a bibliography, and the work of current artists that draws from that of the era. Because the site belongs to the DC Library, it had to follow general accessibility rules and be widely available.

The Solution: took the materials developed by the library’s academics and adapted them into an accessible, attractive, heavily interlinked site. Launched in time for Black History Month 2001, this site represents a major contribution in the literature about regional contributions to the period known as the Harlem Renaissance. It is highly appropriate as well for teachers and students at the middle and high school levels.

SERVICES: web design

INDUSTRIES: arts, libraries