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What was the Harlem Renaissance?
A period in the 1920's that was the first major literary movement for African Americans in America
What other Artistic areas grew during the Harlem Renaissance period?
Music, drama, dance and various other art forms "exploded" during this period.
Why is this period called the Harlem Renaissance?
It was centered around Harlem, NY. and large numbers of African Americans moved to harlem to be a part of this experience. Renaissance means rebirth and refers to African Americans finally having an opportunity to be creative.
Who are some of the most important Harlem Renaissance writers?
Langston Hughes, Countee Cullens, Sterling Brown, Claude McKay, Zorra Neil Heursten, James Weldon Johnston.