Harlem Renaissance

By: Stacie Van Den Berg

Great Migration

The Great Migration was a movement of 6 million African Americans out of the rural Southern United States to the urban Northeast, Midwest, and west that occurred between 1910 and 1970. African Americans migrated to escape the widespread racism of the South, to see out employment opportunities in urban environments, and to pursue what was widely perceived to be a "better life" in the North.

Period of Literary Activity

Harlem Renaissance became the period in which a group of talented black riders produced an extensive recognizable body of literature in the three outstanding categories of essay, poetry, and art.

Common Bond

The writers lived in a society with different values. Where little difference made big reactions. People that mattered would go unnoticed. Something that was common in their writings were there racial identity.

Racial Injustice

Helped them express their thoughts and stay true to their colors. African American culture was being spread and recognized. Talked about the struggles they faced during this time. Also talks about the joy as an African American but how it can be difficult.

1920's Generation

They were poor and showed racism. These writers had to write about what they went through and American were starting to see all the writings. They became interested.