The Harlem Renaissance: Struggle For Black Civil Rights

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My next and final topic that I chose is The Harlem Renaissance. The Harlem Renaissance was rooted in the struggle for black civil rights. During and about right after WWI, in a phase of the Great Migration, some half a million African Americans moved from the rural South to the cities of the North. Most people moved in hopes of escaping the poverty and the oppression of Jim Crow Laws. They encountered racist hostility nearly as bitter as they experienced in the South. White Landlords refused to rent to African Americans, which led many newcomers to cluster in all-black neighborhoods. In the 1920 's a section of New York City known as Harlem became the center of African American culture.

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