Harlem Renaissance Essay's A Raisin In The Sun

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Harlem Renaissance is also known as New Negro Movement, it came into existence during the year 1920’s in a place called Harlem, which is near to New York city. Harlem Renaissance is also considered as the Cultural Movement that gave rise to various African American art forms such as dance, drama, and visual arts in America. In fact the 1920’s can also be called as the jazz age. Moreover Harlem Renaissance is also a social integration for Africans all over the world ,they came together to revolt against the issues of equality, racial discrimination ,human rights etc.., African American Literature is a literature which gave predominance to the black people their culture and history .This literature is written by African born people who settled…show more content…
The law which was passed by the Congress in mid 1960’s helped the poor blacks and other minorities a choice of neighbourhood in which they could live. F.I.Stone acknowledges in an article entitled “Rat and Res Judicate”, prior to this legislation ,residents of Chicago’s Black Belt had been paying some of the city’s highest rent in the city relative to income, because they were not entitled to live wherever they pleased. This realistic situation is portrayed in the A Raisin in The Sun when Mama chooses a house in Clybourne Park ,a white neighbourhood .Mama explains “Them houses they put up for coloured in them areas seem to cost twice as much as other houses”(…show more content…
In the case of Walter Lee a poor chauffeur internalized racism is seen when he tells his wife, “We all tied up in a race of people don’t know how to do nothing but to moan, pray and have babies”(pg 17).Irrespective of their socio economic status Walter and George are affected by internalized racism, due to this internalized racism Walter Lee faces
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