Harlem Renaissance

by Elena Santacruz 8th

Guiding Question

How did the music ,art ,and literature of the 1920s express the beliefs and challenges of the times? The music ,art ,and literature express the beliefs and challenges of that time by helping them recognize that everyone should be treated equally no matter the color or race .It express their beliefs because they knew they were also human beings like the others.

What is the Harlem Renaissance ?

The Harlem Renaissance was when the African-American were recognized by their art ,music ,and poems . The Harlem Renaissance is a literary movement in the 1920s that centered on Harlem and was an early manifestation of black in the US.

Poem by Langston Hughes

"Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly. Hold fast to dreams for when dreams go life is a barren field frozen with snow ." This poem was written in1926 during the Harlem Renaissance . This poem basically means that sometimes our dreams fade away, but we must always hold on to them.

Jazz music

"Thorugh the eyes of kids"

This jazz song is called "Through the eyes of a child" this song talks about how we should see the life. Life is something beautiful and we should all share the happiness. The song says,"Through the eyes of a child we see happiness and joy for all the children in the world...each girl and each boy we look for good in others and strive to be a friend help those in need with broken hearts to mend.