How Did Johnson Contribute To The Harlem Renaissance

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The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural, artistic, and musical explosion that took place in Harlem, New York, in the 1920s. This time period, was also known as the "New Negro Movement", named by Alain Locke. The Movement included new African American expressions of their culture. These changes took place across areas in the Northeast and Midwest United States that were affected by the African-American Great Migration, in which Harlem was by far the biggest. The Harlem Renaissance is considered to be the rebirth of African-American arts. This rebirth of African American arts contained musical, artistic and literary works that had major impact in this Renaissance. Though it mainly took place in Harlem, Manhattan in New York City, many black writers, and artists from African and Caribbean areas who lived in Paris during this time also majorly influenced the Harlem Renaissance. …show more content…

Many African American people played small, and major roles in contributing to this rebirth of culture for the African American race. Among these major people was James Weldon Johnson, who played the most significant of roles in this movement. James Weldon Johnson contributed majorly to the Harlem Renaissance through his many works. Specific work such as his popular song “Lift Every Voice and Sing”, and his book “The Book of American Negro Poetry”. Through his different works, these two especially, James Weldon Johnson played a vital role in the rebirth of the African American race, providing them with hope and moral that the future would be brighter, and more

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