How Did Harlem Renaissance Shaped African American Culture

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Have you ever wondered what African Americans went through during the Harlem Renaissance? How they were treated every day? The violence they went through? Even how the Harlem Renaissance helped shape their culture? Well, today is your lucky day. This paper is all about how the Renaissance shaped African American culture. In this paper you will read about famous black people of that time, special events that occurred and more.

The 1920’s period was known as the Harlem Renaissance.This was a time where black people and white people discovered the uniqueness of art, culture, society. From 1918 to the mid 1930s talent began to expand with the new culture of the blacks in the Harlem community. Two of the most famous African Americans who shaped the African American culture were Bill “Bojangles” Robinson and Adelaide Hall. These two people are the ones who pushed art and entertainment to the limit.

Bill “Bojangles” Robinson started dancing in saloon …show more content…

She began her career when she appeared in the chorus line of the musical “Shuffle Along.” A glorious 7 years after that she got casted in the play “Blackbirds of 1928” with Bill Robinson. She performed with people like Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington. She also performed in numerous places in the U.S. and Europe. She too had to go through racist comments and stereotypes like Bill Robinson. But all in all she didn’t let that get to her and kept n going with her career.

Now that you have read about these two people and what they had to got through you get a picture of the Harlem Renaissance. The Renaissance is just about how famous black writers, dancers, musicians, etc. went through violence, racial comments, and more. The people who made something out of themselves shaped the African American culture. They taught all black people to not listen to what other people say about you and to keep moving forward and accomplish your

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