The Harlem Renaissance period occurred during the 1920’s and the early 1930’s (). African American during this time excelled in the arts, which included music, literature, and visual arts, such as paintings. This era included philosophers, intellectuals, photographers, and musicians. This period was also referred to as the New Negro Movement because the African Americans migrated to northern cities in the early 1920’s, which brought many blacks to Harlem, upper Manhattan, New York. In New York, the Harlem Renaissance included the streets between 114th and 156th, which had became known throughout the world. This era helped remove some o...
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...tion Act in 1920, which led to speakeasies, nightclubs where liquor was served, were very popular(). They were owned mostly by whites. One of the most famous clubs was known as the Cotton Club in Harlem. Many African American entertainers performed at these speakeasies. The Apollo Theater opened in Harlem in 1914, and closed due to a campaign against such racy shows, and it reopened as the 125th Street Apollo Theater in 1934(). Harlem had become known as the Black Mecca and the capital of black America(). By the year 1930, the unemployment rate had begun to rise in Harlem. It reached fifty percent. The number of properties owned or that were managed by blacks decreased from thirty percent to five percent. The Harlem Renaissance had a major impact on all African Americans.
The Jazz Age changed the American society forever, when African American music was integrated.
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