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1 The Harlem Renaissance
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2 Preview Questions How did African Americans approach civil rights in the 1920’s? What was the Harlem Renaissance?

3 I. African American Voices
Great Migration Economic discrimination Racial tension and riots

4 I. African American Voices
NAACP Work to end racial violence Fight for anti-lynching laws James Weldon Johnson Anti-Lynching Crusader

5 I. African American Voices
Marcus Garvey Separate society Founded UNIA Urged return to Africa

6 II. The Harlem Renaissance
What Was It? Literary movement Artistic movement Celebrated black culture Led by middle-class African-Americans Harlem was the largest black urban community in the 1920’s

7 II. The Harlem Renaissance
Literature Pride and perils Celebrated heritage Hughes: Lives of working class Hurston: Lives of Southern poor

8 “I, Too, Sing America” by Langston Hughes
                     Tomorrow, I'll be at the table When company comes. Nobody'll dare Say to me, "Eat in the kitchen," Then. Besides, They'll see how beautiful I am And be ashamed-- I, too, am America. I, too, sing America. I am the darker brother. They send me to eat in the kitchen When company comes, But I laugh, And eat well, And grow strong.

9 II. The Harlem Renaissance
Jazz Blended rag & blues Louis Armstrong Duke Ellington Bessie Smith

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