2011). Through fiction, poetry, essays, music, theatre, sculpture, painting and illustration, participants in this first Black arts movement produced work that was both grounded in modernity and an engagement with African-American history, folk culture and memory. In the 1920s the African Americans culture arose and was viewed and accepted by many whites in America. Music was very important to society in this decade with Jazz music being the soundtrack of the decade. Jazz music was a combination of African American traditional styles (blues) with the ragtime beats.
African-American artists and writers used the cultural approach in achieving their civil rights and goals in the society. This renaissance was commonly referred to as the New Negro Movement where the contemporary cultural works of African-Americans were absorbed into the mainstream
The Harlem Renaissance is one of the important eras in the American history. It is a period known for African American cultural movement of the 1920s and early 1930s that was centered in the Harlem of New York City. Also know as the Negro Movement, and the Negro Renaissance, the movement emerged toward the end of the World War I, in 1918. Several factors laid the groundwork for the movement. A black middle class had developed by the turn of the century, boosted by increased education and employment.
Several writers, including Hughes, Hurston, Larsen, and Toomer relied particularly on the rich folk tradition (oral culture, folktales, black dialect, jazz and blues composition) to create unique literary forms. Other writers, such as Cullen, McKay and Helene Johnson wrote within more conventional literary genres as a way to capture what they saw as the growing urbanity and sophistication of African Americans. The literature of the Harlem Renaissance, therefore, reflects the multiple ways that black experience in America was perceived and expressed in the first decades of the twentieth
The big “Banging” Harlem Renaissance The Roaring twenties was a time economic, social and political growth for the entire nation as a whole. Although varies political figures and restrictions of specifically the Harlem Renaissance made if difficult to obtain success, by looking at the African American’s vast development in the liberal arts, and the music industry, it is apparent that the black culture relies on the success of the Harlem Renaissance. “Harlem Renaissance was a step stone for black writers and artist who followed, more sophisticated and cynical but proclaiming loudly and clearly that Africans Americans must be free to be themselves.” The Harlem Renaissance was the era that changed African Americans lives. There were some
Teal Chancellor Dr. Cynde Gregory English 1102, Section 40899 21 April 2012 The Harlem Renaissance Era In New York’s 1920’s, African American culture became redefined as the Harlem Renaissance. It exhibited a mixture of culture that flourished in the arts of music, dance, and poetry. New York Harlem neighborhoods came alive during an era of unequal justice for Negroes. Black cultural industrialized a movement recognized as "The New Negro Movement" and later called the Harlem Renaissance”. (Dorman).
The Harlem Renaissance In the 1920’s and early 1930’s, in the Harlem community in New York City, a huge African American cultural movement occurred. This was a huge breakthrough for African Americans. There were several things that contributed to the rise of this time period, such as the great migration of African Americans to the north during World War I. It eventually ended because of the Great Depression. Many advancements in the performing arts, writing, and poetry were made, because blacks had an opportunity to do this.
Writer and poets Harlem writers and poets had made literary achievements outstanding. Especially right after world war 1.The 1920s were an exciting time in Harlem. The end of World War I brought a large migration of African Americans to New York City seeking new economic and artistic opportunities. Musicians, writers, and artists converged on Harlem, living and working together, and developing a thriving artistic scene of literary magazines, cafes, jazz clubs. It was the beginning of the Harlem Renaissance.
Harlem was a place for African Americans to have a new life and have happiness. That is why it was called the Harlem Renaissance. It was a cultural explosion where African Americans gained national recognition. The period was so influential, that it ended up influencing the Civil Rights Movement 30 years later. It was also called the New Negro Movement because it had long-lasting, positive effects on the social, intellectual and economic standing of African Americans.
The American culture has changed sufficiently, due to there being a lot that the African American culture can contribute and add to the Americas. In which America would not have thought of, until the African American migrated up North. African American began migrating north to create a better life for them. In doing this, they were not expecting to be doing as much as they were doing in the North. There were a lot of things that made traveling up north sound interesting.