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The Harlem Renaissance had a positive effect on African American lives because it was a time period where they were allowed to express themselves through their music, art, and literature. The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural movement that happened in the 1920’s. At that period of time, it was known as the “New Negro Movement.” Alain Locke named it after the 1925 anthology. Even though it was centered on the Harlem neighborhood of New York City, the Harlem Renaissance also influenced Many French speaking black writers from African and Caribbean colonies. Harlem became an African American neighborhood in the 1900’s when many African American Realtors and a church group brought out the area. Many more African Americans migrated to the area during the First World War.

During the Harlem Renaissance a new way of playing the piano called the Harlem Stride Style was created. This helped to blur the differences between the poor and the rich Negroes. Harlem Renaissance music was an inherent expression of the joyous revolt from customs and confinement that was experienced by the African Americans during the 1920’s. Edward Kennedy Ellington, also known as Duke Ellington was an African American music composer, pianist, bandleader, and the 20th century best-known artist. He brought many great artists together and formed the most orchestral units in the history of jazz musicians. His music had a great impact on the African American society during this time period because

His music was very influential on other musicians. Duke Ellington’s music just like all the other artist of this time period defined that generation and gave it a sound. On the other hand, one of the major songs that were written during this time period was called “Harlem Renaissance” written by a group called Immortal Techniques. “Some of y’all forgot what the Harlem Renaissance was. We had revolution, music, and artisans”, the Harlem Renaissance brought about change in the...
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