Harlem Renaissance

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Harlem Renaissance

What is it?It was a movement throughout the 1920's. This movement occured in Harlem, NY, and included the cultural, social, and artistic events during this time pierod. It also included the new African-American cultural expressions.

Major Contributions to the Movement-During this time many novels, plays, poems, music, dance, and other artwork were produced.-"Jazz was one of the many sounds to come out of Harlem" -Many writiters and artists emerged including Langston Hughes, Jean Toomer, and many others.

Celebrating African American HeritageThe Harlem Renaissance was also called the "New Negro Movement" and was an African-American movement. Many people expressed their African-American pride through music, literature, and artwork. African-Americans took the opportunity to take their rightful place in society and contribute to culture.

Harlem Renaissance

Megan Hamilton

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