Zora Neale Hurston: The Art Of The Harlem Renaissance

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3. Body Paragraph (the arts) (Transition) After the migration of blacks from Southern territories of the U.S., African Americans began to show elevation in status through the arts around the white community. This migration lead to the spread of new cultural concepts, which in turn steered toward the development and prosper of African American traditions in Harlem and throughout the country. TS- The new tastes of the Renaissance provided a dramatic rebirth to what the world knew as art. EV- “Leading to jazz and rock ‘n’ roll, blues changed the very tempo of the twentieth century. The feelings expressed in the blues, popular in the Harlem Renaissance, sang out loud the ache and beauty of Harlem” (Prince). EX- Jazz was a unique African American…show more content…
4. Body Paragraph (Zora) (Transition) Although the arts of the Harlem Renaissance were truly beautiful, the ideas of astounding literary intellectuals also provided a big transition to American Literature. With few women involved in the literary movement, Zora Neale Hurston was one of the only women in the literary movement alongside the great Langston Hughes, and W.E.B. Du Bois. With Du Bois and Hughes only writing about the “New Negro (Man)”, nobody was going writing for the woman, so Hurston took that role. TS- In a literary movement dominated by men, Zora Neale Hurston was recognizably the most influential female writer of the Harlem Renaissance. As a minority woman, Hurston pursued her writing career and inspired many women after her to do the same. EV-The Opportunity prizes brought Hurston to the attention of other young black writers, especially those in the group that became known as the Harlem Renaissance. On moving to New York in 1925, Hurston settled in easily among these intellectuals, making friends with such writers as Langston Hughes (Zora Neale

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