Did W. E. B. Dubois Influence The Harlem Renaissance

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The Harlem Renaissance happened from the 1920s to the mid 1930s in Harlem, New York. What caused the renaissance was the migration of more than six million people from the South to the North. Slavery was abolished but it did not stop white supremacy. The aftermath of white supremacy was having the Jim Crow laws created and enforced to the Southern states. The Jim Crow laws enforced racial segregation where ninety percent of black Americans lived. This gave black people hope for a new better life in the Northern states where those laws weren’t enforced.
This renaissance was a cultural party that helped expose black writers, musicians, poets, artists, etc. This changed the culture forever and the talent started to spillover within the black community. Art was pushed to its limits and was a form of a statement and representation. It wasn't just about literary work but also filled with racial pride and the demand for civil and political rights. A magazine called “The Crisis” founded in 1910 by W.E.B. Du Bois (editor) was the one who caught talented artists eyes and encouraged them to leave the South. Du bois was just a big influence in general with the
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If this never happened none of these amazing artists would have been discovered. A lot of these people during this time found that they had a lot in common with others and that's how they came together to create something beautiful. The city of Harlem then became center of the African American recreating the culture again in the Harlem Renaissance. In the end the black Americans achieved their goals of moving to the north and finding a better life for themselves. They were able to freely express what they loved to do and no one could stop them. A lot of the artists had an impact on people and they influenced new artists to go for their dreams. The Harlem Renaissance was one of the biggest/ most memorable things that has happened in history that changed the
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