According to Gates & Smith (2014), As far as the arts, music, and dance were concerned, this was a brilliant moment in the history of African Americans. The book asserts, this was a time of achievement never before experienced. African Americans …show more content…
This time set the groundwork for artists to come. African Americans were equally gifted in the literary field as any other. During this period, publishing houses opened their doors to black authors. African Americans were excited because they thought this case would help to revolutionize race relations while enhancing their understanding of each other.
Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and Alaine Locke were a few prominent names associated with the Harlem Renaissance movement. A common theme in which these three artists portrayed was black identity. While growing up, I did not read half of these stories; I guess that is why I am so infatuated with them. During my school years African American studies were minimally taught.
I enjoyed Zora Neale Hurston feminist view, for which she was not afraid to speak about the issues that affected African American women. Zora was the voice of many who was eclectic and unique. She gave the world two choices love me or hate me. She was optimitic and hopeful that life would get better. After leaving her home town of Eatonville in which she saw life through rosy glases. She discovered that she was indeed a brown girl who is proud of her dark skin. There was nothing shameful or tragic about being Black; she stated