How Langston Hughes Changed America Essay

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The development of the Harlem neighborhood in New York City, as a black cultural time period in the early 20th century is also known as the Harlem Renaissance. This time period, 1910’s to the mid 1930’s, was very successful and considered the Golden Age in African American history, performing arts, music and literature. At one point, like many, a group of people who had no power nor place in society are now changing the world one step at a time. This time period changed America using Langston Hughes, the Great Migration and the “New Negro” organization organized by Marcus Garvey.
Langston Hughes was an American poet, novelist and playwright born in Missouri on February 1 of 1902. Hughes graduated from Cleveland High School in mid 1920 and …show more content…

Syncopated rhythms and improvised instrumental solos flowed throughout many musical conventions, celebrations, parties and concerts. At these concerts and conventions, no two performances would ever be the same and that’s why this particular genre was liked by so many. Jazz was created by many artists in New Orleans, Louisiana. As a white American, Louis Armstrong never failed to draw a crowd with his popularized blues and jazz vocals. As a child, Louis Armstrong learned how to play music collecting junk in his “horse-drawn” wagon. Learning how to play the trumpet, he spent most of his time traveling with other jazz musicians to Europe and other parts of the world. One of the most prominent African American music composers, William Grant Still was influenced by the “New Negro” which was commonly known throughout the colored music …show more content…

Though this organization did so, the main goal was not yet accomplished. The motto of this organization is “One God! One Aim! One Destiny!”. The Black Star Line suspended all operations in 1922 but his determination attracted many and there might have still been a way for him to accomplish his main goal. There wasn’t. His personality conflicts and projects could not unite blacks nor accumulate enough power to do so. In his ending years, he was convicted of mail fraud in 1923, later moved to London and died there in 1940. This movement was one of many to join modern goals and Marcus Garvey was very successful doing

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