Harlem Renaissance

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Harlem Renaissance

The Harlem Renaissance was the blossoming of African American culture. During this era many black writers, artists, musicians, photographers, poets, and scholars were drawn to the north to reveal their unknown talents. The Renaissance wasn't just an artistic movement, it inveloped pride for the blacks which help to lower color discrimination.


1919 - 369th Regiment Returns with a heros welcome1926 - Harmon Foundation holds first ever African American art exhibit1929 - Harlem by Wallace Thurman becomes most successful colored play

This event was the first time white Americans gave their attention to the African American culture. The African Americans finally gained confidence in themselves due to the increase of popularity in their works.

Lasting Impact

Blacks gained confidence in themselves and believed that they deserved independence


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