Presentation on theme: "The Harlem Renaissance New York, New York Ashley Duell & Molly Smith."— Presentation transcript:
The Harlem Renaissance New York, New York Ashley Duell & Molly Smith
What is it the Harlem Renaissance? “Harlem Renaissance refers to an era of written and artistic creativity among African-Americans that occurred after World War I and lasted until the middle of the 1930s Depression.” Referred to as the capital of Black America Changed the identity and history of African-Americans and the American culture as a whole
What is it? - continued The African-American culture was transformed. Other racial cultures could now better understand African-Americans through their style, productions, expression, and thoughts which were expressed by: Literature Music Dance Art Social commentary in neighborhoods Night clubs, community centers, cafes, galleries, publishing houses sprung up all over Harlem Energy and excitement
The Beginning Migration of African-Americans from 1919 to 1926 to northern cities in the United States was a major factor that lead to the beginning of the Harlem Renaissance. Literary discussions in Manhattan came to be known as ‘The New Negro Movement.’
Famous Quotes for Hughes Describing Harlem in the 1920s…"not so much a place as a state of mind, the cultural metaphor for black America itself.“ Hughes once said the city of Harlem was "a great magnet for the Negro intellectual."
W.E.B DuBois Life Born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts on February 23, 1868 Well educated man Attended Fisk University (3 years) and Harvard University (5 years) Taught at Wilberforce University and Atlanta University. While working there he wrote many of his books including: The Philadelphia Negro and The Suppression of the African Slave-Trade Became a US Senator in 1951. Moved to Ghana, and died there in 1963
DuBois’s Influence in the Harlem Renaissance Became known as the “Father of Pan Africanism” because he a was spokesperson for African-American legal rights At the Niagara Movement led by DuBois he addressed the right for African-Americans to vote and promoted their rights. His books are considered the ground-breaking work that inspired the Renaissance.” DuBois helped form the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) which effects from it can still be seen today His actions showed American that “black people were not inferior to whites simply because of their race.”