Presentation on theme: "The Harlem Renaissance By: Joe Howard. The Harlem Renaissance After the Civil War, African-Americans found a safe place to explore their new identities."— Presentation transcript:
The Harlem Renaissance After the Civil War, African-Americans found a safe place to explore their new identities as freed people. They found it in Harlem. Jazz music, African-American fine art, and black literature were all absorbed into the mainstream culture.
The Harlem Renaissance The movement of the large amount of African Americans from the south to the north was called “The Great Migration.”
The Beginning of the Harlem Renaissance The Harlem Renaissance started in 1910.
The Beginning of the Harlem Renaissance In 1917 Hubert Harrison, "The Father of Harlem Radicalism," founded the Liberty League and The Voice. It was the first organization and the first newspaper of the "New Negro Movement".
The Harlem Renaissance Music The “Harlem Stride Style” was created during the Harlem Renaissance.
The Harlem Renaissance Music Jazz Music brought the blacks and whites together in the clubs, to listen to the musicians play.
The Harlem Renaissance African Americans believed that literature, art, and music could help stop racism and stereotypes.
The Harlem Renaissance Langston Hughes spoke for most of the writers and artists when he wrote in his essay “The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain” in 1926, that black artists needs to express themselves freely, no matter what the public thought.
The Harlem Renaissance They had illusions to African American spirituals in their art. In their poetry, the used the structures of blues songs. The art help begin “Gospel Music”.
The Harlem Renaissance Religion In 1919, W.E.B. Dubois plans the first African Congress. This began dialogue related to African unity and spiritual values.
The Harlem Renaissance Religion -In 1921, Garvey organizes the African Orthodox Church. Located in Harlem, this religious creation fostered direct correlations to Orthodox Christianity.
The Harlem Renaissance Major Events In 1919 the 369th Regiment marched up fifth avenue to Harlem.
The Harlem Renaissance Major Events In 1920 the Universal Negro Improvement Association(UNIA) Convention held at Madison Square Gaurden.
The Harlem Renaissance In 1922 the first anti-lynching legislation was approved by The House of Representatives.
The Harlem Renaissance Most Important People W.E.B. Dubois, Langston Hughes, Countee Culley, Claude McKay, Jean Toomer
The Harlem Renaissance Poem By Arna Bontemps Southern Mansion Poplars are standing there still as death and ghosts of dead men meet their ladies walking two by two beneath the shade and standing on the marble steps…..
The Harlem Renaissance Poem By:Gwendolyn Bennett I am weaving a song of waters, Shaken from firm, brown limbs, Or heads thrown back in irreverent mirth. My song has the ush sweetness Of moist, dark lips Where hymns keep company With old forgotten banjo songs. Abandon tells you That I sing the heart of race While sadness whispers That I am the cry of a soul....
The Harlem Renaissance 1935 marks the end of the Harlem Renaissance. It was mostly the result of Depression economics, but also in part due to the premature death of the patron A'Lelia Walker in 1934.