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Harlem Renaissance

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  1. Harlem Renaissance

  2. What is the Harlem Renaisance? • It was a time of black economic, cultural and social expansion in Harlem, NYC during the 192os and 1930s • It was created due the migration of black people from the South to the North after the Civil war, many sought and obtained better education and a better life economically

  3. Products of the Harlem Renaissance • Jazz • Blues • Poetry( Langston Hughes, • Intellectualism(Marcus Garvey( Back to Africa movement), Booker T. Washington, W.E.B Dubois) • New Negro Movement • A movement of proud and usually intellectual and wealthy black people

  4. Apollo Theater • A historically black theater opened on 125th Street in Manhattan in 1914 • Many Renaissance artists, musicians and poets found and created their careers here • Such as Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan • It is a landmark in the community and is now owned by a non-profit organization • The theater reportedly brings in 1.3 million people annually