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Harlem Renaissance


Brandon Hau

on 23 January 2013

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Harlem Renaissance Harlem Renaissance Harlem is a subdivision in New York City located in northern Manhattan bordering on the East River. 1919-1948 The Renaissance occured when African Americans migrated from the rural South to the North and Harlem was a good place to settle. Harlem became a sophisticated and artistic literary center. Places West Harlem- Traditionally a black neighborhood, and where most of the Renaissance took place. East Harlem (also know as Spanish Harlem)- is mostly a Latino neighborhood. There is no real boundary of where East and West end and start, many fight over what side is what. Langston Hughes Langston Hughes was born on February 1, 19022, in Joplin Missouri. Hughes attended Columbia University but after one year he left to travel. Lansgston died on May 22, 1967 from complications of prostate cancer. Brandon Hau Music During the Harlem Renaissance they came up with a new way to play the piano called the Harlem Stride Style Louis Armstrong- came from New Orleans with his family, he got invited to perform in Chicago and New York City. Art They used art to work for goals of civil rights and equality. There art got absorbed into the culture and was called the "New Negro Movement." Some of the famous artist of this time are- William H Johnson, Aaron Douglas( Father of Afro-American Art), Lois Mailou Jones, and Ernie Barnes. Aaron Douglas Born on May 26, 1899 in Topeka, Kansas. Aaron's legendary murals called "Aspects of Negro Life", each mural had a different part of African-American experiences. In later years, Douglas got invited by John F. Kennedy to attend the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation 1963. Aaron Douglas died on February 2, 1979, in Nashville hospital at the age of 79, he died of pulmonary embolism. Sports The Harlem Renaissance changed three major sports baseball, basketball, and boxing. Boxing changed after Jack Johnson won the title on December 26, 1908. Famous sports players from the renaissance are Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Joe Lapchick, Moe Berg, and Joe Louis. Harlem Rens The Rens were the first all black pro basketball team to win a world championship in 1939. Between 1932 and 1936 the Rens won 473 games and only lost 49. The entire team was elected into the professional Basketball Hall of Fame, the team consist of, Charles T. Cooper, John Holt, Clarence Jenkins, James Ricks, Eyre Satch, William Smith, and William J. Yancey. Citation http://www.levity.com/corduroy/harlem.htm http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Where_did_the_Harlem_Renaissance_take_place http://www.biography.com/people/langston-hughes-9346313 http://historyoftheharlemrenaissance.weebly.com/musicians.html http://www.artlex.com/ArtLex/a/african_american_4.html http://www.biography.com/people/aaron-douglas-39794 http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=7032039 http://www.aaregistry.org/historic_events/view/harlem-rens-win-world-championship http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_vPeL-rnev2o/SYebGPLZWQI/AAAAAAAAD_I/L5aC40UZbyw/s400/rens.jpg
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