The Influence Of The Harlem Renaissance

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The Harlem Renaissance was more than just a literacy movement: It was about black pride, fueled by the demanding of civil and political rights. The Renaissance came together with blues and jazz music. This had attracted whites to speakeasies. At these speakeasies interracial couples danced together. Despite how big the Renaissance is it had a very little impact on the Jim Crowe laws, but it did reestablish black pride within the black community.
The publishing industry,that was fueled by whites’ fascination with the different world of Harlem, sought out and published black writers. With most of the literature focusing on a true portrayal of black life. Black critics feared the picture of ghetto realism would hinder the cause of racial equality.
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Often Harlem intellectuals, while declare a new racial consciousness, resorted to imitating of their white counterparts by embracing their sophisticated manner, clothing and etiquette. This "imitating" may be called adaption, it is typically what minority members of any social construct must do to fit in social norms made by that construct 's majority. This could be visioned as a reason that the artistic and cultural output of the Harlem Renaissance did not exceed the presence of White-American values, and didn’t reject these values. In this regard, the establishment of the "New Negro" as the Harlem intellectuals desired, was considered a…show more content…
The literature appealed to the whites and African-American middle class. As important as these literary outlets were, the Renaissance relied massively on white publishing houses and white-owned magazines. A major achievement of the Renaissance was to open the door to mainstream white publishing houses and periodicals, although the relationship between the Renaissance writers and white publishers and audiences started some controversy. W. E. B. Du Bois didn’t oppose the relationship between black writers and white publishers, but he was condemning of works, such as Claude McKay 's bestselling book Home to Harlem (1928) for engaging to the prurient demands of white readers and publishers for portrayals of black debauchery. Langston Hughes communicated for most of the artist and writers when he wrote his essay The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain (1926) that black artists prepared to express themselves no matter what the white public or black public thought. In Langston Hughes ' writings, he also repeated to the theme of racial fleeting, but during the Harlem Renaissance, he began to analyze the topic of homosexuality and homophobia. He began to use unruly language in his writings. He analyzed this topic because it was a point that during this time period was not discussed. Other performers and African-American musicians also played to diverse audiences. Harlem’s taverns and clubs attracted both Harlem residents and white
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