How Did Langston Hughes Faced During The Harlem Renaissance

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Harlem Renaissance Shyanna Fanning Humanities 112 Professor Pistone November 23, 2014 During the 1920’s, many African Americans migrated from the economically depressed South to the Industrial North to start a new life. With the large amount of migration occurring, African Americans now had the freedom to express their culture through art, music, poetry and literature. This movement is now known as the Harlem Renaissance. Two influential poets during the Harlem Renaissance were Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston. These two African American poets helped inspire other African America individuals to express their culture during the Harlem Renaissance. The first influential African America poet during the Harlem Renaissance was Langston Hughes. He was born in 1902 in Joplin, Missouri. According to the Poetry Foundation, Langston Hughes was known as the leader of the Harlem Renaissance. Langston Hughes style of writing primarily focused on the fact that individuals should celebrate African American…show more content…
Not only did both poets inspire African Americans, they wrote about the hardships and daily struggles that African Americans endured during the Harlem Renaissance. The Harlem Renaissance helped shaped the significance of how important it is to celebrate Black History month so that we can remember what African American’s endured to gain equal rights. References Langston Hughes. (2014). Retrieved November 30, 2014, from Hughes, L. (1945). I, Too, Sing America. Zora Neale Hurston. (2014). The website. Retrieved 02:27, Nov 30, 2014, from Zora Neal Hurston. (n.d.). Retrieved November 30, 2014, from Hurston, N. (1934). Jonah's Gourd
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