The Harlem renaissance was a renewal, flourishing literary, and music culture. The birth of the Harlem renaissance was in New York. It was the new Negro movement; The Harlem Renaissance was a literary and intellectual blossoming new black culture identity in the 1920s and 30s. It also described as a spiritual coming of age. With racism still rampant leaving economic opportunities, scarce, creative expression was available to African Americans in the early 20th century.
The Harlem Renaissance emerged amid social and intellectual upheaval in the African American community in the early 20th century. Several factors laid the groundwork for the movement. A black middle class had developed by the turn of the century, fostered by increased education and employment opportunities following the American Civil War (1861-1865). During the Great Migration, hundreds of thousands of black Americans moved from an economically depressed rural South to industrial cities of the North to take advantage of the employment opportunities created by World War I. As more and more educated and socially conscious blacks settled in New York's neighborhood of Harlem, it developed into the political and cultural center of black America.
Du Bois. These creative black artists made an influence to society in the 1920’s and an impact on the Harlem Renaissance. The Great Migration was the movement in which 6 million African Americans from the South traveled to the North for more work opportunities. The South treated them harshly in terms of segregation and work opportunities. After World War I, segregation policies known as Jim Crow Laws were enforced in the South and forced the blacks to contribute to the sharecropping system.
The Harlem Renaissance created a new racial identity for African-Americans living in the United States, after the First World War. This new racial identity caused the African-Americans to become a nation within the United States. A nation is defined as a group of people that share common language, ethnicity, history, and culture. A nation of people may or may not have sovereignty. Harlem, a neighbourhood in Manhattan, New York City, emerged as the “race capital”1 for African-Americans living in the Northern states.
The popular Cotton Club, which featured solely Black performers, even went so far as to ban African-Americans’ from its audience entirely. Even in the Mecca of supposed racial equality, these sorts of discrimination were still prevalent. Advertisements for products produced by African-Americans were also skewed. Para... ... middle of paper ... ... The Harlem Renaissance was a time of growth and development in for African-Americans.
WIth such a large popularity and demand for new forms of expression, many of the best African American musicians, scholars, and artist moved to Harlem to start a new career. Harlem became a hot bed for new styles of dancing, writing, music, and art. These forms of music and art had been practiced by some people but had not gotten a large amount of exposure because they were done by African Americans who were not respected as intellectuals or even human beings at this point in time. With the new found freedom ... ... middle of paper ... ...risis that showed and opinion from the African American perspective. The creation of Jazz was essential in life as we know it because Jazz was extremely popular amongst the youth.
Although it considered as an African American literary movement, the Harlem Renaissance is way beyond the fine arts music, books, dance and poetry. Those arts are representations of creative minds to influence the every corner of the current society, also for those people who are black they could abolished the title “ Slaves” . There were three quarter of million Americans escaped to the North due to the economic depression during the early 20th century. They migrated to the North in a extremly desparate attempt to to find better jobs and the society which was more tolerant racially. There were 175000 African American moved to New York City.
After trying to find there place among the rest of America, the African Americans began a movement that has become known as "The Great Migration." The great migration was a mass exodus for African Americans from around America, to Harlem, New York. African Americans came to Harlem in large groups. Harlem had become a symbolic capital for African Americas across America. (1) ency.
Harlem Renaissance During the 1920's, the spiritual, social, and literary eagerness that raced through Harlem could be called the most important period of self-discovery in African-American history after the Civil War. Black literature went through a tremendous outbreak in Harlem, which is a district of New York City. In the middle of the changing atmosphere, a small group of black men and women began a public relations campaign to promote what they called the "New Negro" movement. While these men and women promoted art and literature, they were credited with starting much more than just and intellectual movement. This movement included poetry and writing, which forever changed the African-American lifestyle into a unique and more educated culture.