The Harlem Renaissance was a world-changing span of years that significantly changed culture, lives, and history forever for African Americans, along with the rest of the world. Well known leaders from this time period include, but are not limited to, Langston Hughes, Louis Armstrong, and Marcus Garvey. All are people who contributed their thoughts and ideals in getting African-American culture to the forefront of society. They all engaged in something bigger than any one person, place, or thing, a movement that would change history. This certainly contributed to making the 20’s a very important time in history, where change was common and new ideals came to light.
The Harlem Renaissance also known as The New Negro Movement was an explosion of African American culture during the 1920s to the mid-1930s through literature, dance, music, theater, and paintings. The Harlem Renaissance may have been located in the heart of Harlem but the impact was felt all across the United States. The Harlem Renaissance gave a voice to a race that had only been seen as slaves. Harlem is located in New York City, New York. The Harlem Renaissance was centered in the Harlem District in New York City.
The Harlem Renaissance was named Harlem Renaissance because of a cultural, social, and artistic breakout that occurred in Harlem between the end of the World War 1 and the middle of the 1930’s. Although the renaissance had many people who had something to deal with literature, The Renaissance was more that a literary movement. You might be asking how so? Well, it involved racial pride for African Americans, seeming that they weren 't able to do what because of their race. The Renaissance included jazz and blues,which attracted Caucasians to Harlem.
After the I World War the crisis existed in each sphere of people’s lives, from economics to culture. Declination which came to the societies of all the countries, which took part in the war, had to be removed. People needed inspiration and comfort, they needed hope and positive emotions to be able to cope with all the destructions the war had brought. In USA the process of renewing began with great migration of African American from dilapidated South to industrial and developed North, “in cities such as Chicago; Washington, D.C.; and New York City, the recently migrated sought found (to some degree) new opportunities, both economic and artistic” (Poets 2004). In the world of literature, and poetry in particular, new personalities appeared.
The Harlem Renaissance was an awakening of African American culture which began to spread and influence society in areas including music, art and poetry. The moment gained popularity and for the first time, African American culture was being celebrated in American society, which led to the concept of the “New Negro”. (Doc. 2 Harlem Renaissance) Jazz music and Louis Armstrong, a famous African American jazz artist, began gaining popularity across the United states and became a big part of the American culture (Doc 3. Lois Armstrong’s Trumpet).The Harlem Renaissance was also remembered for bringing powerful poetry to literacy, including the great work of Langston Hughes (Doc 4.
The Harlem renaissance was given it name by the cultural, social, and artistic that took place in Harlem during 1920s and 1930s. The Harlem renaissance was the culture period for African Americans, most of them were writers, poets, artist, musicians, photographers and scholars. Many of African American came from the south to Harlem where they can freely express their talents. Many African Americans where recognized during the Harlem Renaissance were Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, Zora Neale Hurston, Arna Bontemps and etc. The Harlem renaissance was more than a movement for the African Americans, it involve racial pride in the African American community expressing their fueled demanding civil and political rights in their talents in Harlem.
During the 1920s and 1920s, African-American culture came to the forefront of the American art industry. The interest was not limited to literature but included music and movies as well. Jazz music gained traction during the Prohibition Era from underground speakeasies in the city and African-American actors and actresses such as Josephine Baker and Caterina Jarboro rose to popularity. However, the Renaissance typically refers to the rise of African-American literature during this period. Although African-American authors around the world rose to popularity, the center of the movement was in the namesake neighborhood of Harlem, a predominantly black neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City.
Student Name Instructor’s Name Class/Subject Name 11 March 2016 Harlem Renaissance Introduction At the end of World War I in 1948 new era began to emerge in which African American culture, art, literature, music and trends in dance began to flourish in Harlem, a district of New York City. It started during 1920s to 1930s and also known as the moments of blacks provided a great opportunity to African Americans to make their voice heard by the world which had been suppressed for a long time. Thus, it was the time of freedom for the African Americans that took them to era where they began to be considered equal to the whites, getting good paying jobs, basic rights, began to be equally respected, renowned as respectable writers, authors and
The Harlem Renaissance was a development period that took place in Harlem, New York. The Renaissance lasted from 1910 to about the mid-1930s, this period is considered a golden age in African American culture. This Renaissance brought about masterful pieces of music, literature, art, and stage performance. The Harlem Renaissance brought about many prominent black writers such as Richard Wright. Richard Wright is a highly acclaimed writer, who stressed the importance of reading, writing, and words.
“The Harlem Renaissance was viewed primarily as a literary movement centered in Harlem and growing out of the black migration and the emergence of Harlem as the premier black metropolis in the United States.” (Wintz 2015) It was a time for culture and celebration. “Originally called the New Negro Movement, the Harlem Renaissance was a literary and intellectual flowering that fostered a new black cultural identity in the 1920s and ‘30s.” (Rowen) Alain Locke, who was a critic and teacher, summed up the essence of the Harlem Renaissance in 1926 declaring through art, “Negro life is seizing its first chances for group expression and self-determination.” Locke also called it “The Spiritual Coming of Age.” At this time, Harlem was the cultural