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The Harlem Renaissance New York, New York. Ashley Duell & Molly Smith. What is it the Harlem Renaissance?. “Harlem Renaissance refers to an era of written and artistic creativity among African-Americans that occurred after World War I and lasted until the middle of the 1930s Depression.”

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what is it the harlem renaissance
What is it the Harlem Renaissance?

“Harlem Renaissance refers to an era of written and artistic creativity among African-Americans that occurred after World War I and lasted until the middle of the 1930s Depression.”

Referred to as the capital of Black America

Changed the identity and history of African-Americans and the American culture as a whole

what is it continued
What is it? - continued
  • The African-American culture was transformed by an outbreak in:
          • Literature
          • Music
          • Dance
          • Art
          • Social commentary in neighborhood
  • Night clubs, community centers, cafes, galleries, publishing houses
  • Energy and excitement
the beginning
The Beginning

Migration of African-Americans from 1919 to 1926 to northern cities in the United States was a major factor that lead to the beginning of the Harlem Renaissance.

Literary discussions in Manhattan came to be known as ‘The New Negro Movement.’

resources
Resources

http://42explore2.comharlem.htm

http://poetry.about.com/cs/20hcenturypoets/p/hughes.htm

http://www.fofweb.com/NuHistory/default.asp?ItemID=WE01&NewItemID=True

http://encyclopedia.com/doc/1P3-49779091.html

http://www.library.csi.cuny.edu/dept/history/lavender/harlem.html