The Harlem Renaissance
1. What historical, social, and cultural forces shaped the Harlem Renaissance?
The Harlem Renaissance blossomed African American creative arts associated with the larger New Negro movement, a multifaceted phenomenon that helped set the directions African American writers and artists would pursue throughout the twentieth century. The social foundations of the movement included the Great Migration of African Americans from rural to urban spaces and from South to North. Rising levels of literacy, the development of the NAACP, "uplifting" the race, and many other things.