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Harlem Renaissance

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  1. Harlem Renaissance BY: <names removed>

  2. Fashion • In the renaissance time period the way a woman dresses showed her status in society. • Bombast was the stuffing used in doublets and hose in order to swell them out, eliminating all folds and creases. It consisted of rags, flock, horsehair, cotton

  3. CLOTHES • Rich people spent a lot of money on clothes just to show there place and that they have money. • Hip pads were worn under dresses to help women walk better and easier. • Wearing a dress was easy and had many layers.

  4. Langston Hughes • was an African American author • (1902-1967) • He created works in all forms of literature, but he was best known for his poetry and his sketches about a black man called "Simple. • http://www.worldbook.com/features/aawriters/html/hughes.html

  5. Literature • During the early 1900's, particularly in the 1920's, black literature began to flourish in Harlem, a district of New York City. • Black prose writers also flourished during the Harlem Renaissance. • The major writers of the Harlem Renaissance were Sterling A. Brown, James Weldon Johnson, Countee Cullen, Langston Hughes, Claude McKay, Jean Toomer, Jesse Redmon Fauset, Alain Locke, and Zora Neale Hurston.

  6. Music • In the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, jazz music was performed everywhere. Black musicals were presented on Broadway, black composers wrote prize-winning works, and the Harlem Symphony Orchestra played to Harlem concert audiences

  7. Visual Arts • An African American literary and artmovement in the uptown Manhattan neighborhood of Harlem in the mid- and late-1920s. The community developed greatly from post-World War I emigration from the South, to become the economic, political, and cultural center of black America. The writers, painters, and sculptors of the Harlem Renaissance celebrated the cultural traditions of African-Americans.

  8. Visual Arts Henry Ossawa Tanner (American, 1859-1937), “THE BANJO LESSON” http://www.artlex.com/ArtLex/h/harlemrenaissance.html