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    The Harlem Renaissance is termed to imply the social, cultural and artistic emergence that happened in the town of Harlem after the end of World War I up to the 1930s. In this period, the town was the “center of culture, art, music, photography, poetry and music” (Bloom 13) portrayed by the blacks. Due to the oppression in the southern states, many blacks had fled and settled in the North in search of an environment they could freely express themselves through their talents. Some of the famous artists of the Harlem Renaissance included Claude McKay, Jean Toomer and Arna Bontemps. Harlem provided an ambient environment for the black artists and they ended up blossoming in the various art disciplines. The Great Migration from the South was one…

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    Introduction Harlem Renaissance was a period in history from 1918 to 1930. During this period, there was a literary and intellectual flowering of great cultural, economic and identity assertion among African Americans (Rowen and Brunner, 2007; Rhodes, nd). This great period strong artistic and intellectual movement of African Americans was characterized by the wave of literary works centered on Negroes, which means that some of the works were written by them, or some of the works were all about…

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    The Harlem Renaissance

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    The Harlem Renaissance was a movement of social and artistic advancement that defined an era for African-Americans, not only in the United States, but around the world. The movement also laid the foundations for an entirely different future for African-Americans living in the United States. However, this racial progress would not have been possible without the imaginative genius that grew from writers, poets, and playwrights within the African-American communities. Among these historic figures…

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    “Call them from their houses, and teach them to dream.” - Jean Toomer. The Harlem Renaissance is a period of time spanning from the Roaring Twenties through the Great Depression, but it is more than a period of time, it was way of life. During this renaissance, black culture evolved, and broke the mold of blacks being less than whites intellectually, musically, and socially. The Harlem Renaissance is undoubtedly the most important era in Black arts, literature, society, and science. Rebirth of…

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    Vaudeville In Harlem

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    Giving viewers another way of discrimination. In one of the lithographs we have seen was called Vaudeville in Harlem. In which we would see a quiet audience while they watched leaping frogs and monkeys. This interpretation the monkeys were minorities and the audience are white people. But that wasn’t the only portrait that Orozco has created to interpret the way that the white people would discriminate and feel more superior to the minorities. No one in that era was daring enough to paint…

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    The Harlem Renaissance, is an important part towards African Americans. The Harlem Renaissance is an important chunk in the black community, population, and borders. The Harlem Renaissance also involves important people in the history of Renaissance. The Harlem Renaissance is also an important part of New York. Black Community The Harlem Renaissance is an important part in the Black Community of Harlem, New York. The Harlem renaissance influenced the future generation of many black writers. In…

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    Apollo Theater In Harlem

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    Among all of the great venues across the entire history of the world there is simply no other that comes even close to the importance and influence of the legendary Apollo Theater. Through the history the Apollo merged itself with the African-American Culture in Harlem. Gave people the chance to audition and show their talent. Participated on the Civil Rights Movements alongside Black Nationalist and last but not least created fundraiser for the people of Harlem. Every time Harlem is mentioned…

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    from the Midwest. At the time, Hughes himself began writing poetry and developing his unique style. He began submitting his work to magazines, but all were rejected, presumably because of his race (Meltzer). He wanted to further his education, and as an African American aspiring writer and poet, Langston Hughes knew he wanted to have a voice and wrote for those even more underprivileged than he. He was relatively privileged among the minority group, and because of that, he started writing more…

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    Kendrick Lamar is a modern day Harlem Renaissance author. He talks about personal experiences with struggles he has gone through and seen and that all other blacks have gone through. He mentions the typical black stereotypes of physical features that are used to put a label on black people. His newest album has mostly this dark, depressing story like format about the battles and struggles that himself and other blacks have gone through. Though included on the album is what he claims to be the…

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    Sharon Zukin’s “Why Harlem is Not a Ghetto” explores upon the reinvention and Manhattanization of Harlem. Zukin goes in depth about how Harlem went “from a dark ghetto into a middle-class, racially integrated, cosmopolitan community” (93). She examines the factors that pushed for gentrification, the influence it had on the neighborhood’s metamorphosis, and the effects of the displacement of traditional residents and businesses through new commercial activity. Through her detailed analysis of the…

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