The Harlem Renaissance

analytical Essay
1572 words
1572 words

Occurring in the 1920’s and into the 1930’s, the Harlem Renaissance was an important movement for African-Americans all across America. This movement allowed the black culture to be heard and accepted by white citizens. The movement was expressed through art, music, and literature. These things were also the most known, and remembered things of the renaissance. Also this movement, because of some very strong, moving and inspiring people changed political views for African-Americans. Compared to before, The Harlem Renaissance had major effects on America during and after its time. After the end of the civil war African Americans had more opportunity and freedom since the men were soldiers of the civil war. Most African Americans had the plan to leave the south and move to up north because of the racism still lingering in the south, for example the Plessy vs. Ferguson Supreme Court case. This case was about a light-skin colored man sitting in the “white” car of a train. Although he was light-skin he was still considered black and got arrested for sitting in that section of the train. This was an opportunity to express racial equality, but the end result was devastating. The Supreme Court declared that segregation of race was to be still constitutionally acceptable. Also economic status in the south was getting lower and there was not as much labor due to destroyed crops. Before African Americans moved to this area, Harlem was “designed specifically for white workers who wanted to commute into the city” (BIO Classroom). Due to the rapid growth of white people moving there and the developers not having enough transportation to support those people to go back and forth between downtown to work and home most of the residents left. Th... ... middle of paper ... ...ty who got to see black culture and all its creativity. Works Cited "BIO Classroom." BIO. A&E Television Networks, 1996. Web. 19 Apr. 2014. Dickstein, Morris. "Carl Van Vechten and the Harlem Renaissance." Morris Dickstein RSS. Times Literay Supplement, n.d. Web. 20 Apr. 2014. "The Harlem Renaissance - Boundless." Boundless. Ed. CC-BY-SA 3.0. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Apr. 2014. "Harlem Renaissance". Encyclopedia Britannica. Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica Inc., 2014. Web. 20 Apr. 2014 "The Harlem Renaissance - Open Textbook." Boundless. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Apr. 2014. "Intimate Circles | Mason." Intimate Circles | Mason. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Apr. 2014. "Langston Hughes." Langston Hughes. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Apr. 2014. . "Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)." PBS. PBS, n.d. Web. 19 Apr. 2014.

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that patrons were needed for the harlem renaissance to grow. they included carl van vechten and charlotte osgood mason, who offered assistance and made things more available to the black community.
  • Analyzes how the harlem renaissance started to fade away after the great depression, especially for the blacks.
  • Explains that the harlem renaissance was an important movement for african-americans all across america. it allowed the black culture to be heard and accepted by white citizens.
  • Explains that the harlem renaissance had a strong and moving impact internationally. the racial segregation and discrimination ended, and the music and arts of today are inspired by the ideas of the renaissance.
  • Describes dickstein, morris. "carl van vechten and the harlem renaissance." times literay supplement, n.d.
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