Essay on Exploring African American Culture : The Harlem Renaissance

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Exploring African-American Culture: The Harlem Renaissance
The Harlem Renaissance started in 1920, in Harlem, New York. The Harlem Renaissance created a big uproar of the African American Culture when they emigrated from the south to north. It expressed the African American culture and brought it alive. The Harlem Renaissance unified other races, making African American culture, a trend. The Harlem Renaissance contributed to the growth of the emerging African American culture in the post slavery USA because it allowed African American the freedom of speech and expression through music, art, and literature, which wasn’t allowed during slavery. Many artists, poets, singers, theatre’s, and musicians took part in the Harlem movement, which gave them a voice in society.
In 1920, the Harlem Renaissance involved many outstanding African Americans that made a difference in America. The Harlem Renaissance involved many artists, poets, artists, singers, musicians, and etc, For example;
“The nucleus of the movement included Jean Toomer, Langston Hughes, Rudolf Fisher, Wallace Thurman, Jessie Redmon Fauset, Nella Larsen, Arna Bontemps, Countee Cullen, and Zora Neale Hurston. An older generation of writers and intellectuals–James Weldon Johnson, Claude McKay, Alain Locke, and Charles S. Johnson–served as mentors.” (Brown, 2014)
Harlem in the 1920’s, was where all the magic happened for these talented, young artists. During WW1, the Great Migration had brought many of the African…

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