Essay about Harlem Was Once Described By Alain Locke

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In its 20-year span--from 1917 to 1937--Harlem Renaissance writers created an authentic voice for African-Americans that showed their humanity and desire for equality In United States society. Harlem was once described by Alain Locke as “ not merely the largest Negro community in the world, but the first concentration in history of so many diverse elements of Negro life.” Harlem (1920s) was richly populated with a growing number of growing African Americans who were genuine and had cultural uniqueness through their arts and literature. in fact, it was through them the movement came into existence. Most of their literature fixated on the lives of the blacks and what they had hoped to live for(ushistory 46e). The Harlem Renaissance was the start of the prosperous American culture, it was through this culturally diverse movement; poets, musicians and artists found out, that they could express themselves through arts, literature and drama. Most of the arts, music and literature emerged during the first half of the twentieth century through African Americans who wanted to voice their opinions to the public. Consecutively this movement can be well illustrated through a quote by Shakespeare, “All the world 's a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts,” This cultural transaction has won the hearts of many, including the white folks; which left an engraving in their hearts as well as, an…

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