Harlem Renaissance Research Paper

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The Harlem Renaissance (1917-1935) The Harlem Renaissance is the name given to the cultural, social, and artistic explosion that took place in Harlem, New York between the end of World War I and the middle of the 1930’s. During this time period African Americans came to Harlem, New York to show their talents where it is accepted at. African Americans left the south because of its harsh treatments towards them. In the south, African Americans weren’t truly able to show their talents to people without getting severely criticized for it. The Renaissance not only involved the skills and talents of African Americans, but also their strong beliefs of civil rights and being involved in political issues. There weren’t really a lot of opportunities for them to be able to show people what they are all about. During this time, racism is still strong due to the Jim Crow Laws. The Jim Crow Laws separated the whites and blacks from each other, which meant they couldn’t be near each other in public facilities But they didn’t let segregation stop them from being able to show people their talents and skills all around the world. In the Renaissance, there were musicians, poets, artists, and writers. They all came…show more content…
There are successful African American musicians that are a part of the renaissance that has inspired people to do music till this day. During the 1950’s Billie Holiday rose as a social phenomenon. She made big hits including “What a Little Moonlight can do” and “Miss Brown to You”. She was one of the first black women to work with a white orchestra. A musical legend Billie Holiday died at the age of 44. She pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo. She is a woman who is determined to make a good name for the African American

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