Harlem Renaissance

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Harlem Renaissance

The Harlem Renaissance spanned the 1920's. It was a cultural movement centered in Harlem, New York that included the spread of African-American cultural expressions. It was known at the time as the "New Negro Movement"

Lasting Impact

The Harlem Renaissance brought a new black identity to the United States. The Harlem Renaissance was not only about literature: jazz and blues music also flourished during the prosperous times of the postwar era.Not only was there a flurry activity, but there was a heightened sense of pride as well.

The Harlem Renaissance

What was it?

Langston Hughes

Louis Armstrong

Josephine Baker

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Duke Ellington

Louis Armstrong

Billie Holiday

1920s Harlem: Cotton Club


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