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Overview of the Harlem Renaissance By: Bret Enochs and Jenna Campbell . Where? Started in Harlem, New York. Its influence spread throughout the nation and beyond. When? Started after the end of World War I. Went to the middle of the 30s. What?
By: Bret Enochs and Jenna Campbell
The “Great Migration” and how it contributed to the Harlem Renaissance. Post WW1 changes for Blacks.
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What and Where?
Harlem is a neighborhood located in Manhattan, New York.
In 1637, European settlers fled to New Amsterdam in lower Manhattan because hostilities with the natives heated up often.
It was named after the Dutch city Haarlem.
When Harlem’s housing was first built, there was no transportation to get to Harlem, so no whites moved there.
Black men and women, looking for a place to live, moved to Harlem because of cheap housing.
By the time subway systems and roads reached Harlem, many of the talented and brightest black artists lived in Harlem.
It became known as “the Black Mecca” and the “capital of black America
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By Paul Wagner and Madison Schlegel
Education in 1954
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Harlem Renaissance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
http://www.wordorigins.org/favicon.icoEncyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance - Aberjhani, Sandra L. West - Google Books
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This helped Americans help influences of African culture
Lil Hardin Armstrong
Famous composer , singer and led a band during the Renaissance
Billy Holiday ( Lady Day)
Began singing in jazz clubs
Rose as a social phenomenon
First black women to work with a white orchastra
The Harlem Rens were the first team — black or white — to win the World Championship Professional Basketball Tournament, held in 1939.
The Harlem Globetrotters losing in the final came to the Harlem Rens in 1939. The next year the Globetrotters won the tournament.
A speakeasy was a bar or lounge that illegally sold liquor during the Prohibition era.
Speakeasies were very secretive, often requiring a password for someone to enter and having alcohol stored in a hidden cellar.
There were many variations of speakeasies, but the most racially-mixed ones were the less elegant “lap joints,” or working-class speakeasies. An example of this would be “The Sugar Cane.”
In rural areas, speakeasies were run by business owners hoping to make some extra money.
In some areas, the police estimated there were 10 speakeasies on every block.
Watson, Steve. “The Harlem Renaissance.” Virginia.edu. N.d.16 March 2012. http://xroads.virginia.edu/~UG97/blues/watson.html