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The Harlem Renaissance
Transcript of The Harlem Renaissance
were launched at the Apollo. Impacts The Harlem Renaissance redefined how America, and the world, viewed the African-American population. The migration of southern Blacks to the north changed the image of the African-American to one of urban, urbane sophistication. This new identity led to a greater social consciousness, and African-Americans became players on the world stage. Notable Figures Langston Hughes, novelist and poet. Roland Hayes, singer and song writer. Hubert Harrison, founder of the Liberty League and The Voice (Newspaper) Literary Figures Langston Hughes believed that blacks should create their own distinctive art and should fight "the urge within the race toward whiteness." The Negro Artist
Racial Mountain (1926) Countee Cullen was criticized for using traditional "white" forms of poetry rather than embracing the popular black style of writing. Zora Neale Hurston Was not well-known during her life time but influenced modern-day black writers such as Maya Angelou & Toni Morrison