The Harlem Renaissance
By: Kaela S. Rashard W.
Marcus Garvey was founder of Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League back in August 1914. He also founded the Black Star Line. Garvey declared that African Americans needed to build a base of economic success. His relationship with W.E.B DuBois was horrible Garvey was high Critical about DuBois and he believed that NAACP was undermined and discourage African American pride and self-confidence.
DuBois was an intellectual African American representative of the Harlem Renaissance, who graduated from Harvard University. He encouraged white patrons to support the work of African American artists. He founded the NAACP, which was a civil rights organization for ethnic minorities. He was the editor of Crisis magazine, which was established for members of his organization. Unselfishly, he believed that skillful African Americans should be artistic and cultural leaders, and that their talents should be displayed to those who enjoy it.
My favorite poem by Hughes has to be "Dreams". This poem is about hoe perseverance is the motivation of achieving your wildest dreams. Once goal are not pursued, its hard to rekindle lost dreams. His writing helped shape the American literature and politics. His sense of racial pride was inspiring and he condemned racism and injustice.