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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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