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Harlem Renaissance and the Emergence of Black Independence

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Ellie Burns

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Marcus Garvey led the movement that was larger than any black movement prior to it. The Universal Negro Improvement Association was brought to America by Garvey in 1916 and throughout the 20's it led to blacks asserting themselves more than ever. The UNIA was a black nationalists fraternal organization and worked to uplift the African's of the world. In American it did just that and blacks joined together in a movement towards "African Redemption". Harlem Renaissance and the Emergence of Black Independence World War 1's effect on
the Harlem Renaissance The Harlem Renaissance might not have ever happened if it weren't for World War 1, World War 1 put this movement into action. During the time period of the war many white's went off to war which left more job openings in the North, with all these jobs opening up African American's began migrating north. This is known as the Great Migration, and during this time period around 1.5 million Southern blacks moved to northern cities. Racial consciousness, racial pride,
& the Harlem Renaissance The 1920's were the first age that African Americans became racially conscience and self-assertive in a larger number than ever before. "The New Negro" is what it was called by many and it symbolizes the advancement the African American's had made during this time. The intellectual black that transfered themselves during the north during this time were those that began the Harlem Renaissance and the movement towards black equality. A few men that helped lead this movement were Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. duBois, and Marcus Garvey. The Harlem Renaissance had more to do with the spirit of the African American's and there push towards equality then the location. The Contributions African American's made too music, literature, and the arts This time period was better known as the Roaring 20's and the influnce of African American jazz greatly contributed to this flashy title and time period. In return for some amazing jazz music produced by African American's it brought them some respect. This style of music that is widely known today made it's first big start in America in the 1920's because of the African American's and the Harlem Renaissance. The time of the Harlem Renaissance was a time when attention was first brought to African American literature. Although many Black artists and musicians came from the African American community in Harlem the renaissance is extremely well known for the literature that came out of it. Before the 20's, books by African Americans were mostly read by other African Americans but with the renaissance, African American literature became more common in all American culture.


Booker T. Washington W.E.B duBois New ideas and entertainment of the 20's blending American Culture This age put together many new idea's to create things such as mass media, jazz music, and the Harlem Reniassance but through all of these ideas that were put together American culture was also brought together more than ever. There was much separation between the blacks and the white before this time but these things helped our country become connected. Mass media is all of the communications media that reach a large audience, this brought our country together because the large audience was America. The invention of the radio brought new ways to communicate to the country as a whole and was cheap and effective. Another way the country was brought together was through music and arts, a common love for a new African American arts had been brought to light and many joined in the entertainment of them. Marcus Garvey's UNIA Negro's focused more than ever on their culture and racial pride during this time period and contributed greatly to society. They improved their life for themselves by focusing on racial pride and culture in a way that brought two cultures closer together through music, movies, and literature. They brought new idea's and also fought more than ever for racial equality. The past helps us make sense of the present because it makes us realize how important racial equality is to everyone and it helps us understand how much African American's have had to fight for there equality in the past which helps us learn for how things should be in the future. Music like jazz was something that started in the past but has continued and still is alive today, and many other things such as African American literature and arts began using techniques that some still do today. There are many ways that we use the past to influence the future. Renaissance: rebirth or revival Jazz: popular music that originated among black people in New Orleans in the late 19th century and is characterized by syncopated rhythms and improvisation. A-Louis Armstrong
P-Chicago, IL on December 7, 1928
P-Jazz music was a huge part of the Harlem Renaissance and Louis Armstrong was a great contributer
A-He was popular in the black community but lots listened to his music
R- Entertainment
T-The main idea was to entertain people and the music of this time brought people together
S-It's important because it's an example of the music that was a huge part of the Harlem Renissance and this time period and still is listened to today.

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