Research Paper On The Harlem Renaissance

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Elizabeth Ashlynn McCreery American Literature 11th February 27, 2012 The Harlem Renaissance The Movement of a Culture Marcus Mosiah Garvey once said, “There has never been a movement where the leader has not suffered for the cause and not received the ingratitude of the people. I like the rest, am prepared for the consequences.” 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. It was described as "spiritual coming of age", in which the black community was able to grasp its "first chances for group expression and self determination." With racism still widespread and economic opportunities scarce, creative expression…show more content…
As African-Americans with roots in this country dating to beginning of the North American slave trade in the early 17th Century, their worldview is distinctly native. Blacks, unlike other immigrants, had no immediate past, history and culture to celebrate as they were separated by generations from their roots in Africa. Some would argue that the positive implications of American nativity have never been fully appreciated by most African-Americans, especially given that the African-American's history and culture is, arguably, more completely American than most other ethnic groups within the United…show more content…
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