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1 The Harlem Renaissance New York, New York Ashley Duell & Molly Smith

2 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

3 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

4 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.’

5 Langston Hughes

6 Hughes’ Life

7 Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance

8 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."

9 Zora Neale Hurston




13 W.E.B. DuBois

14 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

15 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.”

16 E.E. Cummings

17  Born in 1894, Cambridge, Masshacutes and died on September 3 rd, 1962.



20 Resources   ings_life.htm ings_life.htm   on.html on.html  ml ml 

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