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Transcript of Harlem Renaissance
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The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural movement that took place in the 1920s.
At the time, it was known as the "New Negro Movement."
The Movement also included the new African-American cultural expressions across the urban areas
This happened in the Northeast and Midwest United States it was centered in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City.
Langston Hughes, Duke Ellington
The End of the Renaissance
As the 20s came to a close, so did white America’s infatuation with Harlem- and the artistic and intellectual movements surrounding it.
The advent of The Great Depression also crushed the wild enthusiasm of “The Roaring 20s,” bringing an end to the decadence that fueled the Harlem artists and their establishments.
The Start of The Harlem Renaissance
Was a major impact on the Harlem renaissance.
Was a jazz player
Thought himself how to play the piano, the saxophone, and many other instruments.
He basically made up the style of music and also a new way of life for african american.
Poets Like Langston Hughes had a sigificant change on african american literature.
The start of the Harlem Renaissance came about during World War 1. In Brooklyn pioneers like Langston Hughes, Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday. had a major effect on the Renaissance.
In the 1920s and 30s the Harlem Renaissance was a literary and artistic movement that added a new black cultural identity.