Harlem Renaissance

Harlem Renaissance

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The Harlem Renaissance was also known as “New Negro Movement”. It was from 1918-1930. Technically, the first stage of the Renaissance started in 1917 when Three Plays For A Negro Theater was released. Many of the ideas from this time period were carried on through history and still to this day. It was centered in the neighborhood of Harlem in Manhattan, NYC. The Renaissance was a literacy, artistic, and intellectual movement that gave black culture a new identity.  Harlem was the symbol of the new urban African American; many of whom had migrated north from southern states seeking opportunity in the big cities of the north.

Harlem Renaissance

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Some of the people that were included in this Renaissance are Jean Toomer, Langston Hughes, Rudolf Fisher, Wallace Thurman, Jessie Redmon Fauset, Nella Larsen, Arna Bontemps, Countee Cullen, and Zora Neale Hurston.  The older generation of writers and intellectuals served as mentors, such as James Weldon Johnson, Claude McKay, Alain Locke, and Charles S. Johnson. The Renaissance influenced many black writers in the later generations, but it wasn’t too popular with literary establishment after it ended in the 1930’s.

 

English: This chart shows three groups of majo...
English: This chart shows three groups of major contributors to the flowering of the New Negro Movement during the 1920’s and 1930’s in Harlem: Niggerati writers, New Negro intellectuals and Negrotarian patrons. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)