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.
Also, the discriminatory from there masters, produces a stress environment that can lead to a sickness for any human being. While the great migration continue, African Americans began to establish a new home, a new place for themselves, confronting economic, political and social challenges, while all this, they were creating a black urban culture, regaining influences that will last for decades to come. New York and other cities began to notice and witness how their black population expanded, however, with this, you began to witness racism and prejudice, showing that they were ready to move on with their
Besides, racism and prejudice led to the interracial strife and race riots, worsening the situation between the whites and the African Americans. Racism became even more of a national problem. The Great Migration intensions were to let African Americans live a better life style economically wise and help them from poverty not cause even more issues with racism or become competition against others. Because many white people did not want to sell their property to African Americans, they began to start their own exclusive cities within that area of sell. These exclusive cities were called the “ Ghetto”(Black, 2013).
Chapter 22: Describe freedom for southern blacks at the end of the Civil War. By the end of the Civil War, the economy had collapsed. Businesses and banks were ruined by inflation as well as the once fruitful cotton farms. The white aristocracy was poor but not humble; they stood defiant and shocked. Once the emancipation happened, there was a lot of confusion amongst slaves due to the fact that it happened unevenly across the country; at the end many of these slaves would have been freed more than once by the Union Army.
In addition to violence, the legal system in south was intentionally antagonistic toward African Americans. The Jim Crow laws in the south were designed to keep African Americans oppressed. During the 1920, The Harlem Renaiss... ... middle of paper ... ...ke art or music. The depression directly affected the Renaissance by forcing the major members to shift focus from arts, music and literature, to keeping the organizations financially stable. The Harlem Renaissance was one of the most culturally important reformations in America.
This actually meant that at railway stations, bus stops and even drinking fountains Blacks could not mix with Whites. They were also denied access to decent jobs, to worthwhile education and the right to vote. Also, they suffered great poverty well into the twentieth century. It may seem that this was already a great oppression against the Black Americans, yet White supremacist organisations such as the Ku Klux Klan that had faded away in the late nineteenth century, had suddenly reappeared to abuse and in some cases, murder Blacks. The Klan became a powerful political force in the 1920s.
This great migration of African Americans, from the south to the north led to black settlements in some of the larger northern industrial cities, such as Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and New York. In about 1920, many of the African Americans who had moved to the north from the south were beginning to embrace the concept of the “New Negro”, which was a movement that was not only a social revolt against racism, but also served as a literary movement, as well as redefined African American expression. This movement better known as the Harlem Renaissance was a key contributor to African Americans, and the way that their roles changed in the United States, on the road to equal rights as well as economic equality. The Harlem Renaissance will forever be remembered as the turning point in African American culture, as well as their place in America today. Harlem Renaissance An era of written and artistic creativity among African Americans that occurred after World War I, and lasted until the middle of the 1930’s depression; This is the definition that you would probably get for the Harlem Renaissance if you looked it up in a book, but the Harlem Renaissance was much more than that.
The country had to see some pretty rough times in order for some of these initiatives to be pushed but the diligence of the American people to help their fellow citizens is admirable and something to be taken note of. These reforms helped shape the society that we currently operate in and will continue to be the backdrop for reform in the years to come.