The Harlem Renaissance

Gabe Dulin

The Harlem Renaissance lasted from the 1920's to the mid 1910's. It was a cultural, social, and artistic explosion in Harlem. This movement gave African Americans a place that they could freely express their emotions and talents. While this movement had little to no effect at settling the racial barrier between blacks and whites, however it fueled racial pride among blacks.
"Dream Deferred (Harlem)" Langston Hughes poem GREAT EXAMPLE of Harlem Renaissance literature

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What really happens when dreams are deferred?

Deferred: put off (an action or event) to a later time; postpone.

When a dream is "deferred", it goes away. Sometimes only for a short period of time, other times it can be permanently. It will always be the person with the dream that will postpone it. A parent can forbid and disapprove of a dream.. A government can outlaw the dreams of an individual(s). But a dream can never go away unless the person who has that dream is willing to give it it.

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