Essay On The Harlem Renaissance

analytical Essay
1230 words
1230 words

How do musicians during the Harlem Renaissance relate to musicians in today’s society and how do they influence them? Musicians relate and influence musicians in today’s society for many different reasons. However, not only do musicians during the Harlem Renaissance relate to musicians in today’s society and influence them but artists, actors, painters and poets in the Harlem Renaissance did also. During the 1920s is when the Harlem Renaissance blossomed in the African American culture, particularly in creative arts and influential movement in African American literary history. Without the Harlem Renaissance eminent people today such as Beyoncé Knowles, Jay-Z, Morris Chestnut, Maya Angelou and Gabrielle Union would not be relevant.
The Harlem Renaissance refers to the “rebirth” of African American intellectual life during the 1920s and 1930s. Even though it is hard to determine when exactly the Harlem Renaissance started, many historians believe it began in 1919 and ended in the mid or early 1930s. Some contributing for the Harlem Renaissance were World War I and The Great Migration. World War I also know n as the Great War or The War to End All Wars, was a world conflicting lasting from 1914 through 1919, with the fighting lasting until 1918. There were many different causes of World War I. The causes were because of mutual defense alliances, imperialism, militarism, nationalism and an immediate cause is because of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Overtime, countries throughout Europe made mutual agreements that would pull them into battle. Before World War I the alliances were Russia and Serbia, Germany and Austria-Hungary, France and Russia, Britain and France, and Belgium and Japan and Britain. Before World War...

... middle of paper ... famous during the Harlem Renaissance were Aaron Douglas, Lois Mailou Jones and Jacob Lawrence. Aaron Douglas was an African-American painter and a role model in the Harlem Renaissance. Lois Mailou Jones was a female artist. She was born on November 3rd in the year of 1905. She was born in Boston, Massachusetts.
Writers, actors, painters and poets during the Harlem Renaissance inspire writers, actors, painters and poets the same way that musicians during the Harlem Renaissance influence musicians in today’s society and that’s by paving the way for them to be recognized. At the end of the Harlem Renaissance

The Harlem Renaissance in general was the new identity that led to a greater social consciousness, and African American became players on the world stage. The Harlem Renaissance redefined how America, and the world, viewed the African American population.

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how musicians during the harlem renaissance relate to musicians in today's society for many different reasons. artists, actors, painters, and poets in the 1920s also influenced musicians.
  • Explains that the harlem renaissance refers to the "rebirth" of african american intellectual life during the 1920s and 1930s.
  • Describes the three phases of the harlem renaissance: the bohemian renaissance and the talented tenth renaissance.
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