The Harlem And The Harlem Renaissance

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There were many events throughout American history that have shaped our nation into what it is today. Though some of them were a rough patch at the time it only brought us to a brighter future. Many stride have been made for American citizens. A few of these events are the Gospel of Wealth, Women 's suffrage, White man 's burden, Espionage and Sedition Acts, and the Harlem Renaissance. These are just a few example of how hardship leads to better times. The Gospel of Wealth was a religious belief that Christians had a responsibility to create an ethically sound and morally upright society. This all started when Protestant minister for example like Josiah Strong began preaching about the Social Gospel The second problem our nation faced was the inequality for women in the workforce and voting. It wasn’t until the Gilded Age were women stepped out of the house and went to work in the factories for the first time. We stepped away from the domestic work that we are typically associated with such as housework, cooking, cleaning, and watching and taking care of the children. They would make textiles and clothes. Women’s suffrage was a long period of time…show more content…
The last big change that I am going to talk about is the Harlem Renaissance. Harlem is a neighborhood that became the place of black politics and culture in the 1920’s. Many African American artists, photographers, musicians, and writers came out of Harlem. Alain Locke captured the creativity of the Harlem Renaissance when he published The Negro Man which was an anthology of essays and poems by emerging literary voices that embodied the spirit of black pride and militancy for younger generations of African American artist and civil right leaders apart from the generation before them who tried to become more like the white culture. This time also included jazz music and gave birth to many great jazz musicians such as Louis Armstrong which is my favorite. Jazz was so popular during this time it was called “The Jazz

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