The Harlem Renaissance In The 1930's

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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. The Harlem Renaissance was known as the Negro Renaissance, the New Negro Renaissance, and the New Negro movement. This movement emerged at the end of World War I in 1918, and was a huge advantage for all of the…show more content…
The main reason was the beginning of the Great Depression in the 1930’s. It was the most important factor, because people were more concerned about living in this time, and the outcome of it, than about staying active in their role in the Harlem Renaissance. Another reason could be that organizations like the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and Urban League shifted their interests from the Harlem Renaissance to more economic and social issues caused by the Great Depression. The loss of these very active companies made more people move on from the Harlem Renaissance to other issues concerning the Great Depression. Also, many black writers and literary promoters, including Langston Hughes, James Weldon Johnson, Charles S. Johnson, and W.E.B. Du Bois, left New York City to avoid the issues from the Great Depression. Basically, the Harlem Renaissance ended when most of those in it left Harlem or just stopped…show more content…
I believe that everyone is created equal, like the Bible says, and people should not be discriminated against for their skin color, beliefs, or religion. There are so many events that have happened because of the prejudice, racism, and discrimination of people, including the Holocaust, the Harlem Renaissance, and the Civil Rights Movement. People should not have to fight for their freedom in the United States, because we are supposedly a free country. People migrated to this country so that they would be free from practicing a certain religion or being discriminated against for something that they believe in. If they moved here to be free, then why did the white race treat all of the black people so badly? To me, if the white people have a problem with another race in the United States, then they should move out of the country, instead of creating the turmoil that racism causes. Overall, the Harlem Renaissance was a very productive movement. It resulted in better education, employment opportunities, and chances in the performing arts for the African Americans living in the United States. Several blacks became famous for their poetry, novels, and music that they created during this time period. All of the African American’s dreams came true because they persevered for their freedom, and never lost hope that they would
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