The Harlem Renaissance
Harlem Renaissance Research
- Was the African- American cultural revolution centered in Harlem.
- began after world war 1
- climaxed in he mid to late 1920s and diminished in the mid 1930s
- involved art, music, dance, theater, and literature.
- fostered black pride and uplifting of the race through the use of intellect
- African-Americans using artistic talents and challenged racial stereotypes and helped promote racial integration
- First called the new Negro Movement or the New Negro Renaissance
- culmination of multiple factors, including the Great Migration.
- hundreds of thousands of African-Americans left the rural south for cities in search for better jobs and a more tolerant environment
- W.E.B. Dubois editor of the magazine, The Crisis and founded the NAACP
- Langston Hughes was the most prolific writer of the Harlem Renaissance
- Jazz shaped America and the entire world during the Harlem Renaissance
- Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday were popular musicians during the Harlem Renaissance
Harlem Renaissance Poem
Po' Boy Blue By Langston Hughes by iJustAaaaaron
influenced by ancient Egyptian sculpture and the modern art Deco style
painted in 1936
painted by Palmer Hayden
watercolor on paper
influenced by their enjoyment of jazz.
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