Instructor: Cora Dunaway
HIS204: American History Since 1865
July 8, 2013
It was in 1920’s when the Harlem Renaissance began. This was all about the African American Cultural Revolution that kicked off in Harlem, New York. This African American began after the World War I, and got hot and heavy around the late mid 1920s, which ended around the mid 1930s. Harlem Renaissance was a movement that consisted of art, music, literary, dance, and theater. During this time of Harlem Renaissance, they displayed black culture with the utmost pride and with a lot of dedication and interest in it. The African Americans believed that they could use their artistic talents to bring the races together. The Civil Rights movement was going on at the same time as the Harlem Renaissance.
In the beginning the Harlem Renaissance was known to be the New Negro Movement or some called it the New Negro Renaissance which consisted of many common denominators that included the Great Migration. It was after World War I, when thousands of Africans Americans decided to seek better jobs in order to provide for their families by leaving the heavy populated rural areas in the South. They went to the North where a lot of industries and the people were more respectable towards the blacks that would give jobs. There was a large number of African American that moved to Harlem, New York to live in 1918.
The Harlem Renaissance brought a lot of social in sight when it comes to being aware of the African American culture. It was in 1909 when the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) came about that interacted with the blacks and whites. The NAACP was the link between the interracial populations. There was a man by the name of W.E.B. DuBois who was a black culture sociologist who assisted in starting the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and he was the editor of a magazine called, “The Crisis”....
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