It's The Harlem Renaissance!

Let's Journey back to the 1920s!

What's The Harlem Renaissance?

The Harlem Renaissance was the "Rebirth of African American Culture". This movement took place in Harlem as known as the cultural center where all black musicians, poets, writers and artist went. The movement was to bring back African American literature, music and more. Famous members of the Harlem Renaissance was Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes. Hurston and Hughes received much recognition from the movement. Jazz music was a major part of the Renaissance. Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Bessie Smith were famous jazz musicians and artist that influenced the African American culture. The Renaissance was a important part of the African American history.

My Dreams Deferred.... Never thought about that

When my own dreams are deferred I strive that make new dreams. I work hard to make sure that the dreams that aren't deferred are worth while. When I hear about a dream being deferred, I automatically think about "dreams". The dreams you dream when you are asleep and when you are forced to wake up and that dream is gone. The dreams that the African Americans dreamed were always ones I feel eventually were deferred. I think about my feelings when my dreams are stopped and I didn't have a chance to fully experience it. Comparing my dreams being deferred and those from history will never be the same because my dreams are one that many people could make come true without much work. Those from history were ones that many blacks had to fight with blood sweat and tears for. When I listen to these dreams that the less dominant fought for it makes me want to fight much harder to keep my dreams from being taken away from me. The African American society have fought hard for my rights and freedom and I should fight harder to keep those dreams alive and make new dreams.

Reading of "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" by Langston Hughes

Works Cited

"The Harlem Renaissance." PBS. PBS, n.d. Web. 11 Nov. 2014.

"Harlem Renaissance." A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 14 Nov. 2014.

"The Harlem Renaissance." Independence Hall Association, n.d. Web. 11 Nov. 2014.

"Life of Zora Neale Hurston." A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 12 Nov. 2014.

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