The Great Migration The end of the American Civil War in 1865 increased education and employment for blacks. As a result, blacks began to head to the Northern United States by the millions. Racism was less brutal in the north than in the south.
Contrast North vs. South North -Granted all men the right to vote -Provided better education -Offered better job opportunities -Less brutal towards racism than south South -No right to vote -Did not provide a good education -Jobs were not available -Very brutal towards racism
Harlem: The Black Mecca Houses were build in Harlem for better access to the city for whites. Soon African Americans migrated from the south to the north. Suburban homes soon became known as the hood.
The Harlem Renaissance In the decade following World War I, an artistic explosion occurred within the African American community that produced a wealth of music, literature poetry, dance, social discourse and visual art.
The Movement This photo shows the famous Apollo Theatre, Harlem musicians, Harlem Writers, and Strivers Row.
Culture Comes Together Black Culture and the Harlem Renaissance can about in artistic ways not by violence or hate. African Americans made history by using art and music to a culture together. NAACP was apart of this movement
Jazz Age of Harlem Louis Armstrong -The greatest of all Jazz musicians. -Armstrong defined what it was to play Jazz Josephine Baker -A versatile and charismatic performer -Talented singer and dancer Edward Kennedy Ellington -American composer, conductor and pianist -One of the most respected figures in the history of jazz
Famous Artist During Harlem Renaissance ! Duke Ellington Jelly Roll Morton Willie "The Lion" Smith
The Negro Movement Originally called the New Negro Movement, the Harlem Renaissance was a literary and intellectual flowering that fostered a new black cultural identity in the 1920s and 1930s.Harlem Renaissance
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