The Harlem Renaissance And New York After World War I And Ended During The Great Depression

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The Harlem Renaissance began in Harlem, New York after World War I and ended during the Great Depression in 1935. (Berry, S.L. Langston Hughes 1994 print) The Harlem Renaissance was originally called the New Negro Movement. (Meltzer, Milton and Stephen Alcorn 1968 Print) Many African American left the South during the Great Migration and moved to neighborhoods in the North and Midwest. (Meltzer, Milton and Stephen Alcorn 1968 Print) African Americans wanted a better life and relief from the institutionalized racism in the South. (Rampersad, Arnold.1968 Print) Cultural activity for African Americans started in Harlem, New York. (Berry, S.L. Langston Hughes 1994 print) Some of the cultural activities were expression in writings, music, and visual art works as they related to political, social, and economic conditions of African Americans. (Rummel, Jack, and Coretta Scott King.1988 Print) African Americans started owning their own magazine and newspaper. (Meltzer, Milton and Stephen Alcorn.1968 Print) One of the leading magazine was called Opportunity and it was written by Charles S. Johnson. (Meltzer, Milton and Stephen Alcorn.1968 Print) Music was known as the universal language that brought races together. (Harlem Renaissance Web. 29 Oct. 2014.) Jazz music was extremely popular and influential. . (Shmoop Editorial Team.Shmoop.com) The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People promoted civil rights and fight for African American disenfranchisement in 1909.…

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