Essay about World War I And The Harlem Renaissance

1734 Words Dec 7th, 2016 7 Pages
World War I started in August of 1914. The Great War or also known as World War I ended on 11 November 1918, which is currently today Veteran’s Day. After the World War I, in the 1920’s, this era was known as the roaring 20’s. The Harlem Renaissance or the Jazz Age came about around 1924. It’s important to note “that cultural developments during this decade was The Lost Generation of writers after the war called the Jazz Age witnessed a flowering of African-American music, as well as art and literature in the Harlem Renaissance. By the end of the decade, the United States was up against troubled times. The stock market crash of 1929 and the ensuing Great Depression ultimately shattered the carefree mood of the 1920’s.” (American History, 01). After World War I is when the Harlem Renaissance gained popularity. The Harlem Renaissance is when African American writers started express themselves in their writings.
Meanwhile, after the World War I, in the South, more riots and beheading of African American’s was occurring. This summer was known as the Red Summer. The Harlem Renaissance happened over fifty years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed. “This was the beginning of the emotional writings of the African American’s. Then, the African Americans moved North to rid themselves of the racism. African American’s tried to shake of the residue of slavery. In the early 20th century, racial tensions, discrimination, low wages, and unemployment caused a mass exodus of…

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