Harlem Renaissance

Danielle Strubbe

Questions To Be Answered...

1. Between 1915 and 1970, more than 6 million African-Americans moved out of the South to cities across the Northeast, Midwest and West, thousands of African Americans came to New York City. Driven from their homes by unsatisfactory economic opportunities and severe segregationist laws, many blacks headed north, where they took advantage of the need for industrial workers that came about during WWI. They came to the North because better jobs were available. The north industrialists were desperate for workers and paid more than what the African Americans were getting in the South.


2. At that time the change was African Americans were finally starting to be recognized for their work, they were becoming important and having respect.


3. They were all African Americans living in the same time period in the same place, Harlem.


4. Mainstream America was developing new respect for African art and culture. Writers wrote about African experiences and it helped them to promote their culture and heritage.


5. African Americans were challenged to represent the changes that were occurring for them. They were challenged to represent the true stories behind African Americans. They were challenged to write about the truth and to spread the truth even though times were full of racism.

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