How Did African Americans Impact The Harlem Renaissance

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“The best of humanity’s recorded history is a creative balance between horrors endured and victories achieved, and so it was during the Harlem Renaissance” (Aberjhani, p.29). Harlem Renaissance was a period where African Americans arose with such enduring literature, music, art, and society. Not only that, but the Great Migration migrated to the North after World War 1 for a better living environment which was the cities of New York City called Harlem. The African Americans made the Harlem Renaissance such exceptional work with their art, literature, and music, fighting for civil rights issues, and the Great Depression which depleted the Harlem Renaissance. African Americans made the Harlem Renaissance such exceptional work with their art, …show more content…

Paul Boyer says, “faced with continued violence and discrimination from the Ku Klux Klan and other groups, many African Americans took action to defend their rights” (Boyer, 2003, p. 405). It signifies how African Americans were treated with unequal rights because of how a white guy threw a rock at a African American and had drowned but the authorities didn’t arrest the white guy. So, African Americans formed organizations like National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) to support them and not lynch them by the KKK. Moreover, A. Philip Randolph founded the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters to improve the working conditions and wages for African …show more content…

Also stated gangs and destructive, out of control young people without family roots took over the street corners and Harlem’s reputation as a place to have fun was replaced by a reputation as a dangerous place to be careful about. (para. 52) It wasn’t the African Americans fault for the major tragedy it was how the distribution of drugs was beginning to get popular with more crimes and crazy people due to the drugs. Since, they referred Harlem as fun place it was for the African Americans until the Great Depression started everything of the Harlem Renaissance had changed forever. They started seeing Harlem as a unsafe place just because of how the drugs popularized and it's crazy how one major thing can cause a dramatic

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