The Harlem Renaissance. Mr. Oppel AP US History. “The Harlem Renaissance probed racial themes and what it meant to be black in America”. I. Introduction. A. Definition Generic term describes Manhattan-based (NYC) cultural movement 1920s and 30s. B. Location. New York City.
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The Harlem Renaissance
AP US History
“The Harlem Renaissance probed racial themes and what it meant to be black in America”
Actors & Singers
NAACP’s Crisis, 1920
New York Herald Tribune, 1925
Negro Life, 1934
Alpha Phi Alpha Basketball Team, 1926
Zora Neale Hurston
Many establishment blacks “wanted black writers to promote positive images”
The writers themselves wanted to show realism of life in Harlem
shows and music
5’6” or taller
Sinclair Lewis, & Eugene O’Neil