Research Paper On Harlem Renaissance By Zora Neale Hurston

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The Harlem Renaissance-“New Negro Movement”
The Harlem Renaissance during the 1920's and 1930's were best known as the "New Negro Movement." It was a time when intellectual growth was at a peak for African Americans. The Harlem Renaissance was much more than history and culture. It sparked uniqueness and self-confidence in the daily life of many African Americans, an also redefined how people all over America, and the world, viewed African Americans. A very important figure during this time was a woman named Zora Neale Hurston. She wrote a very inspiring book called The eyes were watching god, which focuses on the daily life of African Americans and separates the big people from the small of heart, without ever losing understanding for those unfortunates who don’t know how to live properly. …show more content…

Janie “the young girl was gone… she tore off the kerchief from her head and let down her plentiful hair”(Hurston 87) which sticks with the ideas of the Harlem Renaissance because it shows how for the first time in 17 years, a woman, Janie, is able to express herself freely, and without any put downs from men. Hurston had an appreciation towards the humor of women’s issues. A upbeat attitude was almost essential for an African American woman in this period following the Reconstruction, as such existence meant twofold discrimination. Much of the art produced during this time therefore expresses issues of feminine identity during this period of change and uncertainty. During the 1920s and ’30s, African American culture was undergoing a shift of internal

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