The Harlem Renaissance

By: Hunter Cates

History and Information

Artistic, literary, and cultural movement centered in Harlem, New York, during the 20's and 30's. Harlem became the center of a "new coming of age". The movement was focused on "black-nationalism" (Marcus Garvey), or pride in one's African-American heritage. As a part of this artistic movement, a new genre of music came about, Jazz! Important members of this movement include Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, Zora Neale Hurston, Aaron Douglas Jean Toomer, Rudolf Fisher, Wallace Thurman, Jesse Redmon Fauset, Nella Larson, Arna Bontemps, etc. This movement was supported/received greater recognition due to the civil rights movement.


(Ascent of Ethiopia- Lois Mailou Jones)

Poems upon Poems upon poems

Analysis of "Dream Variations"

To fling my arms wide
In some place of the sun,
To whirl and to dance
Till the white day is done.
Then rest at cool evening
Beneath a tall tree
While night comes on gently,
Dark like me-
That is my dream!

To fling my arms wide
In the face of the sun,
Dance! Whirl! Whirl!
Till the quick day is done.
Rest at pale evening...
A tall, slim tree...
Night coming tenderly
Black like me.
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Personal Deferred Dreams

I believe that dreams can either be altered or destroyed when they are deferred. Personally, I set long term dreams rather than short term dreams to ensure that I won't put them off. If you set short term dreams, you are likely to evade them and not get the full satisfaction from them. I have aspirations to go to college and travel the world, so I've allowed myself the rest of my life to fulfill these.

The movement's art!

Work Cited

Owens, Elizabeth. "The Harlem Renaissance." PBS. PBS, 2002-2005. Web. 14 Nov. 2014.

Owens, Elizabeth. "Aaron Douglas." PBS. PBS, 2002-2005. Web. 14 Nov. 2014.

Enoch Pratt Free Library. "Enoch Pratt Free Library." African American Department. Enoch Pratt Free Library, n.d. Web. 14 Nov. 2014.

National Humanities Center. "New Art." National Humanities Center. National Humanities Center, Aug. 2007. Web. 14 Nov. 2014.

"Aaron Douglas's Magisterial Aspects of Negro Life." Treasures of The New York Public Library. New York Public Library, n.d. Web. 13 Nov. 2014.

A&E Television Networks. "Harlem Renaissance." History.com. A&E Television Networks, 2014. Web. 14 Nov. 2014.