The Harlem Renaissance
Stand up for yourself, and your rights!! Zachary Marchinko
Harlem Renaissance Facts
- After the end of slavery a new form of White supremacy started in what was called the new south were 90% of African Americans lived at the time.
- This caused a huge migration of African Americans up north.
- Langston Hughes was the most prolific writer of the Harlem Renaissance were we opposed white the influences of white writers.
- Claude Mckay urged African Americans to stand up for their rights in his powerful verses.
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During World war I there was a great migration north by southern African American.
Food prices had doubled during the war.
Tenant farmers received harsh treatment at the hands of planters