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The Harlem Renaissance

The Harlem Renaissance

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  1. The Harlem Renaissance By: Victor DiCarlo Irvin Salceda Tommy Datz

  2. Victor DiCarlo Bullet Points • "Harlem (A Dream Deferred") by Langston Hughes • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston • Home To Harlem by Claude McKay Paraphrasing The Harlem Renaissance was called “The New Negro Movement” because it was a movement of Negro-French that was centrally in Harlem neighborhoods in New York Quote "Sometimes I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can anyone deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It's beyond me.“ ZoraHurston Fun Fact The white literary establishment soon became fascinated with the writers of the Harlem Renaissance and began publishing them in larger numbers Elington, Duke. "Harlem Renaissance.", 29 2 2013. Web. 14 Mar 2013. <>. buzzle, . "Harlem Renaissance." N.p., 29 9 2011. Web. 14 Mar 2013.

  3. 20th Century After American Civil War Harlem, New York neighborhood Cultural Movement 1920’s - early/mid 1930’s Art/Literature hoped to uplift the race “New Negro Movement” “Flowering of Negro Literature” Civic participation, political equality, economic & cultural self-determination Democratic whites terrorized blackcommunities with mobs South  North Created a sense of African American identity that supported the later civil rights movement. African American soldiers “Harlem Hell Fighters” were not respected by nation “Harlem stride style”= new way of playing piano Quote:“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly” –Langston Hughes The Norton Anthology of African American Literature, Norton, New York, 1997, p. 931. "" ""Harlem Renaissance. Irvin Salceda P.2 Literary Movement

  4. Tommy Datz Harlem Renaissance Writers Langston Hughes- Poet, activist, playwright, and columnist; inventor of “jazz poetry” Claude Mckay- Writer and poet, works include Homes to Harlem, Banjo, and Gingertown James Weldon Johnson- Major influence in movement, was an author, politician, diplomat, critic, journalist, anthologist, educator, lawyer, songwriter, and civil rights activist ; most famous for song “Lift Every Voice and Sing” Fun Fact: Johnson published The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man anonymously, it was his only novel. “I swear to the Lord, I still can't see, why Democracy means, everybody but me.” -Langston Hughes