The Harlem Renaissance

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The Harlem Renaissance (1916 – 1940) was a created in Harlem, New York for African Americans to spread their own culture. Although The Harlem Renaissance is for black stars that lived in Harlem New York at the time, many talented people using music, writing & poetry took over the culture. A lot of African Americans were inspired and wanted to take part and the most influential movement in African American history. People like W.E.B Du Bois, W.C. Handy, Langston Hughes and many more. Although The Harlem Renaissance lasted only 24 years it’s well-remembered. Some well-known African Americans that contributed to this great Historical event are. W. E. B. Du Bois was born on February 23 1868, in Massachusetts. Du Bois is known for being a scholar and leader of the NNM. He attended Great Barrington High School, Being the only African American attending at the time. Du Bois graduated the same year his mother died (1884).In 1910 W. E. B. Du Bois joined the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Later in his life at the age of 95 Du Bois passed away. Marcus Mosiah Garvey Jr. Was born on 1887, In Jamaica. In Harlem Garvey teamed with Amy Ashwood they started the Harlem branch of the UNIA (Universal Negro Improvement Association). Garvey was a very skilled in terms of organization, but lacked the skills of a businessman. That hurt him because later he would be deported in 1927. He died in Jamaica at the age of 52. He would become Jamaica’s first national hero in 1964. Zora Neale Hurston was born on 1891, in Florida. While attending Howard University Hurston Published her first book. Zora Hurston changed Harlem without receiving money. Hurston never earned up to 1,000 dollars in riches, but today her books s... ... middle of paper ... ...Kit and his mother he began to get frustrated and dropped out. Later in life he lived in a small and mentored young people. Hughes moved around a lot and later died at the age of 65 due to hear and kidney failure. Although the time of the Harlem Renaissance has many people still talk about it. It’s also known that some of the greatest black artist, writers and authors all come from Harlem, or did great work there. Most of these people are gone but never forgotten they have done so much nobody can comprehend. The Great Depression destroyed a lot of things but never destroyed the legacy of The Harlem Renaissance. Works Cited Haskins, James. Black Stars of the Harlem Renaissance. New York: Wiley, 2002. Print. Raatma, Lucia. Langston Hughes African American Author and Poet. Chanhassen: Childs World, 2003. Print. Walker, Alice. Amistad: Harpercollins, 2002. Print.

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