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Harlem Renaissance: Essay

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Harlem Renaissance

 

 

         In the 1920’s many African Americans, were starting to migrate from southern states to escape racism escalating from the KKK, and other white supremacy groups. Many African Americans seeking new lives moved up north to Harlem New York for new business, work, and other opportunities the north had to offer. At this time there was a major boom of success in art, music, and literature for many young African Americans. New names like Langston Hughes, Louise Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Billie Holiday started emerging from the depths. This was a start of the first African American middle class, which gave a new sense of pride to be African Americans. Things like Jazz music, Modern Art, literature, and many other things started flooding the streets of Harlem. This gave many whites a different perspective of African Americans. The Harlem Renaissance remains one of the most significant artistic movements in American history, far surpassing its original importance to one specific minority. The renaissance created a great identity for African-Americans, while also making white Americans to think of the importance of an ethnic group that they did not think worthy. The Harlem Renaissance was thought to be the opening kick off for young African Americans. Even though some people think the Harlem renaissance was just the moving of blacks it was also one or Art, music and Literature. The creative masterminds behind the Harlem Renaissance were African Americans who found a better life.

 

     The Harlem Renaissance brought jobs to poor African American families, and gave them an opportunity to raise their families comfortably. African Americans at this time didn’t have to work as much, which gave them more free time to do things such as be a musician, or write literature. These flexible work hours now brewing in the 1920’s gave more time to these African American to go to bars, and clubs to listen to their favorite new musicians, such as Louise Armstrong, Charlie Parker, and many others. This free time gave birth to writers of literature such as Langston Hughes, and Gwendolyn Bennett. Americans had more time to do what they enjoyed instead of working long hours, and getting paid less then the average white worker. In the north less racial violence had occurred then in the south so many African Americans could focus on their jobs, and leisure time, instead of where the Klu Klux Klan will strike next. Jazz Music was one of the biggest parts of the Harlem renaissance, and contributed to the influence of many new styles of music to come after that. Many people wanted to be jazz musicians, because the new style, was a mixture of blues, and rag time which contributed to an all new style, that was new, and popular. Many different styles of art like Modern Art emerged at this time. Modern Art consisted of paintings that were unique, and had a special meaning behind it. The contrast of colors and the diversity of objects placed in these paintings gave a whole new outlook on art. The Harlem Renaissance influenced many aspects of life today, and will continue to do so in the future.

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I, Too by Langston Hughes

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I, Too - by Langston Hughes. I, too, sing America. I am the darker brother. They send me to eat in the kitchen When company comes, But I laugh, And eat well, And grow strong. Tomorrow, I'll be at t
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Harlem Renaissance (American literature and art) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia

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A blossoming (c. 1918–37) of African American culture, particularly in the creative arts, and the most influential movement in African American literary history. Embracing literary, musical, theatrical,...
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      I picked this website because it focused on the art, and literature parts of the Harlem renaissance, because at this time, these things were huge factors in th Harlem renaissance.

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Website Reviews

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Name: Joshua Smith Hr. 5th

 

WEBSITE #1: www.biography.com Website link: http://www.biography.com/tv/classroom/harlem-renaissance

 

Who (organization, person, company) put this information on the Internet?

BIO Classroom

2. Is the information meant to be serious, or is it a joke or inaccurate? How can you tell?

The information is meant to be serious, and is an accurate source to important information on my topic.

3. How do you know where this information comes from?

I know it comes from primary sources because it contains information, that is accurate, and insight on how it affected the country.

4. Is the information biased? Does it only give one opinion?

The information if definitely bias due to the fact that it contains no evidence of any bad happenings in the Harlem Renaissance.

5. Write four important points you learned from this website and complete the: who, what, where, when, why, how notes.

- This was a Time of great expression.

- This gave African Americans a new sense of pride.

- This period gave birth to great music, and literature.

- This gave other races a new outlook on African Americans.

Who: African Americans

What: The burst of great ideas, and talent among blacks.

Where: Harlem New York.

When: 1920s

Why: Because this migration of blacks gave blacks more opportunity.

How: New opportunities provided to blacks

6. How should include this information on your iMovie and essay?

 

WEBSITE #2 www.briticana.com Website

link: http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/255397/Harlem-Renaissance

 

1. Who (organization, person, company) put this information on the Internet?

Unknown Briticana Author.

2. Is the information meant to be serious, or is it a joke or inaccurate? How can you tell? It is meant to be serious, and gives accurate information that even includes the background of the Harlem Renaissance, and things leading up to that point.

 

3. How do you know where this information comes from?

I know this information came from a primary source, because it states correct background, and information about this topic.

4. Is the information biased? Does it only give one opinion?

This information is biased because it does not describe downfalls of the

Harlem Renaissance.

5. Write four important points you learned from this website and complete the: who, what, where, when, why, how notes.

- This was a Time of great expression.

- This gave African Americans a new sense of pride.

- This period gave birth to great music, and literature.

- This gave other races a new outlook on African Americans.

Who: African Americans

What: The burst of great ideas, and talent among blacks.

Where: Harlem New York.

When: 1920s

Why: Because this migration of blacks gave blacks more opportunity.

 

6. How should include this information on your iMovie and essay?

I should include this by stating these facts, and citing info from this text.

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WEBSITE #3 www.levity.com Website link: http://www.levity.com/corduroy/harlem.htm

 

1. Who (organization, person, company) put this information on the Internet?

Bohemian Inc.

2. Is the information meant to be serious, or is it a joke or inaccurate? How can you tell?

This information is meant to be serious, it is accurate, and tells the result of the moving of African Americans.

3. How do you know where this information comes from?

I know it comes from a primary source because it has textbook information that explains.

4. Is the information biased? Does it only give one opinion?

It is not because it does not only state the good parts about the Harlem Renaissance,  but the negative as well.

5. Write four important points you learned from this website and complete the: who, what, where, when, why, how notes.

- This was a Time of great expression.

- This gave African Americans a new sense of pride.

- This period gave birth to great music, and literature.

- This gave other races a new outlook on African Americans.

Who: African Americans

What: The burst of great ideas, and talent among blacks.

Where: Harlem New York.

When: 1920s

Why: Because this migration of blacks gave blacks more opportunity.

 

6. How should include this information on your iMovie and essay?

I should include this information by stating the importance of these facts, and events, and how they affected the rest of the Country.

 

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"The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain" (1926)

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Harlem Renaissance

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 I picked this website for the mere information, it gave, and it had many different links, about different parts of the Harlem Renaissance, and the different key parts, that contributed to the success of the Harlem Renaissance.

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BIO Classroom

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BIO Classroom provides free educational materials designed to encourage the use of biography in the classroom and to help students explore the lives of those who have made an impact on our world.
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Historical Website #1

    I picked this website because, it stated why the Harlem renaissance happened, and why it was such a big part of the 1920's. This website explains how the african americans moved north to Harlem New York, to avoid the Beligerent nature of the "White Americans" in the south, and how they seeked a new life.

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