Langston Hughes: The Harlem Renaissance

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After the end of World War I, America entered a new age of cultural and artistic growth. One area in particular, Harlem, New York, became the cornerstone of an African American movement called the Harlem Renaissance. The Harlem Renaissance spanned across all of the arts embracing and presenting African American culture. This movement experienced the beginnings of numerous influential African American writers and works. One of these important writers was Langston Hughes. Using plain diction and syntax, Langston Hughes incorporated the feeling and spirit of African American culture into literature that resonates to both blacks and whites
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