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A Brief Guide to the Harlem Renaissance

In the decades immediately following World War I, huge numbers of African Americans migrated to the industrial North from the economically depressed and agrarian South.

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James Weldon Johnson

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Born in 1871 in Jacksonville, Florida, James Weldon Johnson was encouraged to study English literature and the European musical tradition.

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Countee Cullen

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Born in 1903 in New York City, Countee Cullen was raised in a Methodist
parsonage. He attended De Witt Clinton High School in New York and began
writing poetry at the age of fourteen. In 1922, Cullen entered New York
University.

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Claude McKay

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Claude McKay was born in Jamaica, West Indies, in 1889. He was educated by
his older brother, who possessed a library of English novels, poetry, and
scientific texts.

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Biographies of the Harlem Renaissance

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Jean Toomer

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In 1894, Jean Toomer was born in Washington, D.C, the son of a Georgian
farmer. Though he passed for white during certain periods of his life, he was
raised in a predominantly black community and attended black high schools.

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Arna Bontemps

Arna Wendell Bontemps was born on October 13, 1902, in Alexandria, Louisiana, the son of a Creole bricklayer and schoolteacher.

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