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    The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural movement in the 1920s focusing on African-American literature, music, and art. Langston Hughes was an American author, poet and playwright and is known as one of the main literary contributors to the Harlem Renaissance. His main focus in writing was African American culture and he was among the first writers to “use jazz music and dialect to depict the life of urban blacks in his work” (A&E Network). Langston Hughes was born as James Mercer Langston Hughes…

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    The Harlem Renaissance by Kendall Lee and Kira Bantowsky Overview ? Took place during the 1920s in Harlem, New York ? First called the "New Negro Movement" ? Eruption of culture and art ? Made Harlem a destination city for black culture ? Changed the way African Americans were viewed Poetry ? Langston Hughes ? Wanted a separate "Negro" art for black poets ? Interpreted the black experience to the rest of the world ? Droning a drowsy syncopated tune, Rocking back and forth to a mellow…

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    United States were still being discriminated. In Harlem, New York, a movement emerged, called the Harlem Renaissance. The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural, musical, artical, and literary celebration of the African American race. This era was led by many different activists and leaders. One, Langston Hughes, was a decorated and talented poet and playwright. He was able to influence the Harlem Renaissance through his poetry and playwriting skills. Born in Joplin, Missouri, Langston Hughes was,…

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    James Van der Zee was a prominent figure of the Harlem Renaissance; whom was born on June 29th, 1886, and died on May 15, 1983. Available evidence suggests that he was exposed to the topic of photography at a young age since he was living in Massachusetts. Corresponding with his outstanding academic performances, he began to develop his photography skills and techniques in high school; consequently, gaining a passion for it. During his early adulthood life, he worked as a waiter, elevator…

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    Originally, and once called the New Negro Movement, the Harlem Renaissance was a rise in the African-American culture which embraced the theatrical, visual arts, music, and literary works of African-Americans. It took place from 1917 until 1932. In the midst of that time, the Harlem Renaissance was going on other important events in history were happening such as World War 1, which was from 1914 until 1918, the Great Migration which started in 1916, and the Great Depression which started in 1929…

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    were people from the south that came in to deliver their art, like the poems with no barriers and the same was a ‘New Negro’ revolution found therein. It was a cultural place where the blacks had a pride to express their art. Hence, the Harlem Renaissance was a place of expression of pride for the culture of the black. It included the culture that the artists, photographers, writers etc. spoke about their work implicitly. Two of the authors who were known during this time were Langston Hughes…

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    There has been much debate over the Negro during the Harlem Renaissance. Two philosophers have created their own interpretations of the Negro during this Period. In Alain Locke’s essay, The New Negro, he distinguishes the difference of the “old” and “new” Negro, while in Langston Hughes essay, When the Negro Was in Vogue, looks at the circumstances of the “new” Negro from a more critical perspective. During the Harlem Renaissance period, Alain Locke considers African Americans as transforming…

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    their own ideals, morals, and customs through creativity and art. Therefore, the focus of the exhibition is on the African American search for identity in the post-slavery period and the creation and self-expression through art during the Harlem Renaissance. As a novelist, anthropologist, and folklorist, Hurston was recognized for her distinctive way of relaying her feelings and ideals about racial division and for her efforts to connect both the artistic world and the African American…

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    The Harlem Renaissance was an artistic, intellectual and literary movement that helped shape African American culture. It gave African Americans a voice to express themselves through a variety of means. Authors like Langston Hughes and W.E.B Dubois, musicians like Billie Holiday, and artists like Lois Mailou Jones and Aaron Douglas, were some of the most influential people during this movement. Before the new movement black artists rarely concerned themselves subject matters that included their…

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    The Harlem Renaissance was an era of many social, artistic, and cultural explosion that happened close to the end of the World War 1 and took place on Harlem. This era drew many African American writers, poets, musicians and photographers attention. It also embraced the African American cultural aspects and influenced their relationship with their heritage. Through singing and writing they broke free from their racial issues by whites back in the day. This Renaissance was the most influential…

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