Harlem Renaissance: The New Negro Movement

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The Harlem Renaissance The Harlem Renaissance, also known as the “New Negro Movement” or the “black renaissance”, was a movement of African American culture and how they celebrated who they truly were. This movement occurred in the 1920s in Harlem, New York, and was considered the entertainment capital of black America. It was mostly known for its literature during the time. Then again, Americans were then able to see a different side to music and different arts than they ever had before because of this movement. This was a time where blacks did not care about discrimination and they did not let that stop them show their culture, talents, and abilities. It was a time where class, gender, and race were all brought together without any stereotypes…show more content…
Americans (northerners) did not want African Americans in the North since they were still prejudice against them at the time. Even southerners did not like African Americans since they were treated a little better than slaves, but not by much. Then, Ku Klux Klan and other groups were created to discriminate against blacks during the time. “The Harlem Renaissance provided the gateway into an unfamiliar culture that was a major ingredient of the country's “melting pot”. The movement introduced millions of Americans to literature, music, and art that had never before been seen.” (Gale Student Resources).--put in another…show more content…
Blacks had just moved North from the South and had gotten different jobs in place of white men when they were at war, such as factory workers. Unfortunately, blacks were still mistreated at the beginning of the Harlem Renaissance, but most of them were soon recognized as talented artists. African Americans had artistic and social freedom from the movement, they truly believed they had the potential, and they did. The Harlem Renaissance was to help blacks seek and get better lives than they used to have, and be proud of themselves and their accomplishments. Blacks were able to express themselves, with where they originally came from through art. This movement was important to African Americans because they were able to express who they are in a way they were never able to
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