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The Harlem Renaissance. T he Great Migration. 1910-1920 – 100,000s of African Americans moved North in search of jobs By the end of the decade, 40% lived in cities Racial tensions escalated KKK on the rise 25 urban race riots erupted. African American Goals. Fight racial violence NAACP

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T he great migration
The Great Migration

  • 1910-1920 – 100,000s of African Americans moved North in search of jobs

  • By the end of the decade, 40% lived in cities

  • Racial tensions escalated

    • KKK on the rise

    • 25 urban race riots erupted


African american goals
African American Goals

  • Fight racial violence

    • NAACP

    • W.E.B Du Bois

      • Led Protests

      • The Crisis

        • Platform raising awareness for civil rights

    • Antilynching laws

  • Find their voice

    • Marcus Garvey

      • Believed in a separate society for African Americans

      • Left a powerful legacy

        • Newly awaked black pride

        • The “New Negro”


The h arlem r enaissance b lossoms
The Harlem Renaissance Blossoms

  • Harlem

    • Neighborhood in New York

    • 1920s – the world’s largest urban black community

      • “black capital of America”

  • Harlem Renaissance

    • Literary & artistic movement celebration African American culture

Harlem


African american writers
African American Writers

  • Well-educated, middle class African Americans

  • Wrote about being black in a white world

  • Claude McKay

    • Novelist, poet, Jamaican immigrant

    • Poems expressed pain & strain of life

    • Militant writing

  • Langston Hughes

    • Missouri-born

    • Movement’s best known poet

    • Poems described the difficult lives of working-class


A frican american p erformers
African American Performers

  • During the 20s, African Americans in the performing arts won large followings

    • Including white audiences

  • Many rose to stardom via acting, singing, dancing etc.


A frican a mericans and jazz
African Americans and Jazz

  • Jazz

    • Born in New Orleans

    • Blend of instrumental ragtime and vocal blues

    • Louis Armstrong

      • One of the most important and influential musicians in the history of jazz

    • Quickly spread

    • Became the most popular music for dancing

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