The Harlem Renaissance

By: Kaela S. Rashard W.

Marcus Garvey

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.

W.E.B. DuBois

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.
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Langston Hughes

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.
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Jacob Lawrence

The reason why The Migration of Negro by Jaccob Lawrence was important because many cities in the north where the Negro's had been overcrowded in their own living space they attempted to spread out. Jacob main focus was really about Race riots and the bombing of Negro's homes

Fats Waller

Fats Waller song this Joint is jumpin' was about the club scenes back in the 1920s and the reason why this was important is because it got the African Americans to express their feelings.