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The Harlem Renaissance: The Black Movement During The African American Movement

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During this era, the African-American people were on the rise especial when they were all moving to the north to find what they truly desired. Especially in Harlem where everything happened and was alive. The movement that was the Harlem renaissance, brought all colored men and women together. This movement began after the First World War and ended in the early 1930s. Just like the European renaissance, the Harlem renaissance was the rebirth of a culture. This expressed and inspired artists, literature, poetry, music, dance, and many other artistic hobbies and talents that people could think of (Crash Course). This also became a social and political movement as well. This era defined what it meant to become a person of color, American, and an artist altogether. This period was very important to the black community because it helped them expressed what it meant to be black in America. This movement inspired them to write, dance or draw their most inner feeling of themselves. With this movement they were not afraid to show the real person that was inside. They become free to voice their inner thoughts. They expressed it without society telling them what they…show more content…
He describes the Negro to be in vogue because he felt that the African-American people were flourishing in Harlem and that everyone was aware. Langston Hughes was one of the most important writers during the Harlem renaissance. “[O]f all the artists who shaped literary modernism [he] was one of the most prolific and the most important” (Bryant, Shields 248). His influences of writing poems and novels would have been out of Carl Sandburg and Walt Whitman, mainly because they wrote in vernacular ordinary language. This is what Hughes wanted out of his writings, in the hope to appeal in a larger Audience (Crash Course) His literary works spoke to the public about their suffering and the true Negro experience. When he wrote he chose to write in forms based on African and African-American folk
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