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Harlem Renaissance

1920s - 1930s

Christine Bui

on 20 May 2013

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Transcript of Harlem Renaissance

1920s-1930s Harlem Renaissance Optimism Characteristics of Era Religion For women
The unfortunate would still receive classes from those who were more educated Transformstion from "Old Negro" to "New Negro"
Reflects the multiple ways that black experience in America was perceived and expressed in the first decades of the twentieth century Focus of Writing Major
Authors Celebrated their identity Themes Appreciative and very united Relates to society today Langston Hughes Countee Cullen Claude Mckay Historical Facts/Events Explore their new identities as free men and women In art
Artists: Carrie Mae Weens, and Willie Cole
In Writings
Writers: Alice Walker and Tom Morrison Allusions Roaring Twenties
Birth of Jazz
Modernization becoming more visible
Toleration increasing
Jazz helped with race integration Lifestyle Men:
Wore suits from various materials
Most memorable zoot suit
Ball Gowns and cocktail dresses
Silk Gloves
High heels
Clothes expressed elegance Appearance By: Christine, Reyna, Javier Hughes loved the street and all its characters
He wanted to tell the stories of his people in ways that reflected their actual culture, including both their suffering and their love of music, laughter, and language itself

His works:
Let America Be America Again
Life is Fine Education Spoke of racial issues and his choice of the working class
Inspirational leading force/ key figure of this movement

His works:
Harlem Shadows
If We Must Die African Americans faced racism in the North and felt unsafe at school. Religion Charles A. Tiney "The Prince of Preachers"
Hymns ranged from gospel to blues Refused to accept the reality Optimism Celebrates their accomplishments Harlem Festival Harlem Renaissance Legacy Claude Mckay urged Africans Americans to stand up for their rights.
Protests of Civil Rights created institutions and leaders
Later opened doors for new writers High hopes of the black community for acceptance and equality Believed that art transcended race
He lacked using popular black themes in his writing

His works:
My Lives and How I Lost Them Right after World War 1 Education It was practiced a lot more Prideful and confident Between 1920 and 1930, almost 750,000 African Americans left the South
Many migrated to urban areas in the North to take advantage of the prosperity—and the more racially tolerant environment
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