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    in the North. Between 1920 and 1930‚ almost 750‚000 African Americans left the South‚ and many of them migrated to urban areas in the North to take advantage of the prosperity and the more racially tolerant environment (Harlem Renaissance - Biography.com - Biography.com). The Harlem section of Manhattan‚ known as the capital of black America‚ drew nearly 175‚000 African Americans‚ turning the neighborhood into the largest urban community of black people in the world with residents from the South‚ the

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    Harlem Renaissance Known also by the names “New Negro Movement” or Black Renaissance”‚ the Harlem Renaissance symbolized an enriched movement among African Americans between the end of World War I and the beginning of the Great Depression. The names given to this movement shows its main features. The words "Negro" and "black" mean that this movement centers around African Americans‚ and the word "renaissance" refers to something new was born or‚ more specifically‚ that a cultural spirit was brought

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    Jonathan Valladares The Harlem Renaissance: An era of Social Change Thesis: The 1920’s Harlem Renaissance was an era that provided an opportunity of literary and artistic advancement for African Americans. The movement also reached social thought of sociology‚ and philosophy. Writers like Langston Hughes and Countee Cullen promoted social equality through obscure themes and morals expressed in their writings. With its origins in Harlem‚ New York the renaissance affected the United States through

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    The trials and tribulations of the Harlem Renaissance The Harlem Renaissance‚ also referred to as The New Negro‚ was a period of newfound artistic and social freedom for African Americans beginning in the early 1900s and ending in the early 1930s. The renaissance served to create a consciousness of identity for African Americans‚ while also forcing white Americans to confront the importance of the ethnics. The creation of the New Negro in Harlem represented the liberation of the last vestiges of

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    The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural movement that spanned the 1920s. At the time‚ it was known as the "New Negro Movement"‚ named after the 1925 anthology by Alain Locke. Though it was centered in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City‚ many French-speaking black writers from African and Caribbean colonies who lived in Paris were also influenced by the Harlem Renaissance.[1][2][3][4] The Harlem Renaissance is generally considered to have spanned from about 1919 until the early or mid-1930s.

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    Harlem Renaissance‚ a blossoming (c. 1918–37) of African American culture‚ particularly in the creative arts‚ and the most influential movement in African American literary history. Embracing literary‚ musical‚ theatrical‚ and visual arts‚ participants sought to reconceptualize “the Negro” apart from the white stereotypes that had influenced black peoples’ relationship to their heritage and to each other. They also sought to break free of Victorian moral values and bourgeois shame about aspects of

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    Book When Harlem was in Vogue‚ David L. Lewis’s celebrated account of the Harlem Renaissance‚ was published by Knopf in1981. The latest edition‚ a Penguin paperback with a luminous new preface added by the author‚ appeared in 1997. In Lewis’s view‚ the1919 Fifth-Avenue parade celebrating the return to Harlem from World War I of the famed 369th Regiment of the New York National Guard signaled the arrival of a black America ready for the phenomenon that became known as the Harlem Renaissance; and the

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    early 1920’s‚ African Americans were a great part of a cultural movement known as the Harlem Renaissance. "The New Negro Movement"‚ later known as "The Harlem Renaissance" was an unexpected outburst of creative activity among African-Americans occurred in all fields of art… it caught the country by surprise. The migration of African Americans from the South brought them to Harlem‚ a New York area. The Harlem Renaissance brought out a lot of musical talent. Singers‚ musicians‚ writers‚ shopkeepers‚ and

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    The Harlem Renaissance The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural movement influenced by the Great Depression also known as "New Negro Movement" taking place between 1918- 1937. These concerns began after The Great Migration. The Great Migration was the movement of hundreds of blacks from the economically depressed rural south to the north. African Americans moved to the North in order to take advantage of the employment opportunities created by World War II. It was the most influential movement in African

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    The Significance of the Harlem Renaissance Starting around the year 1917‚ Harlem‚ New York was bustling with life. Harlem was a diverse area where there little authority on cultural aspects for any one race‚ but in particular the African Americans. The African American people migrated to Harlem‚ and to other major cities in the North‚ in search of better opportunities than those found in the South. African Americans‚ though‚ were still cut down in society and the effects of the segregation in their

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