African Americans During The Harlem Renaissance

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The Harlem Renaissance For African Americans during the early 1900’s was a scary place. . People were filled with racism and hate towards those who are black. Ever thought of how much power a group of people have if they all unite for a similar purpose? The Harlem Renaissance shows exactly that. The African Americans of this time came together with the purpose of social change. Digging back into their roots to show the world just how beautiful it is. They chose to express their culture in writing, music, and art. One of the ways that African Americans expressed themselves was through writing and literature. The struggle of the African American people was shown through the stories they told and wrote. An example is a story written by Langston Hughes titled, I, Too “Tomorrow, I’ll be at the table When company comes. Nobody’ll dare Say to me, ‘Eat in the kitchen,’ Then.” (Hughes 8-14). Langston Hughes through this story communicates that he will start being seen as an equal …show more content…

They could be songs from the Harlem Renaissance. A very popular song made by the jazz composer, Duke Ellington was called “Take the A’ Train”, which he made for helping him find directions to his house. Another more impactful and deeper one by Duke Ellington was called “In a Sentimental Mood”. Because of the passion and skill that Duke Ellington had, he was able to be one of the people that had helped the genre Jazz become more widespread through the American nation. In conclusion what had made The Harlem Renaissance a renaissance was from the continuous hard work that many black artist have put in during this time. It had caused a culture bloom for blacks and whites alike. The Harlem Renaissance pushed for equality amongst the black community and have even come to influence modern day song and style. The people writing in this essay are only a very small handful from the people who had helped push for such a cultural

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