Harlem Renaissance.docx - Harlem Renaissance[From Wikipedia the free encyclopedia This article is about the African-American cultural movement in New

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Harlem Renaissance [From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia]This article is about the African-American cultural movement in New York City in the 1920s. For the album by Benny Carter, see Harlem Renaissance (album). For the eponymous basketball team, see New York Renaissance.Harlem RenaissancePart of the Roaring TwentiesThree African Americanwomen in Harlemduring the Harlem Renaissance in 1925Date1918 - mid 1930sLocationHarlem, United Statesand influences from Paris, FranceAlso known asNew Negro Movement
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ParticipantsVarious artists and social criticsOutcomeMainstream recognition of cultural developments and idea of New NegroThe Harlem Renaissancewas an intellectual, social, and artistic explosion centered in Harlem, New York, spanning the 1920s. At the time, it was known as the "New Negro Movement", named after The New Negro, a 1925 anthology (hp tuyn) edited by Alain Locke. The movement also included the new African-American cultural expressions across the urban areas in the Northeast and Midwest United States affected by the Great Migration,[1]of which Harlem was the largest.Though it was centered in the Harlemneighborhood of the borough (th xã) of Manhattanin New York City, many francophone(ngi nói ting Pháp) black writers ườếfrom African and Caribbean colonies who lived in Pariswere also influenced by the movement,[2][3][4][5]which spanned from about 1918 until the mid-1930s.[6]Many of its ideas lived on much longer. The zenith (tt đ nh) of this "flowering of Negro literature", as James Weldon Johnsonpreferred to call the Harlem Renaissance, took place between 1924—when Opportunity: A Journal of Negro Lifehosted a party for black writers wheremany white publishers were in attendance—and 1929, the year of the stock-market crashand the beginning of the Great Depression. The Harlem Renaissance is considered to have been a rebirth of the African-American arts.[7]Contents1Background2Developmento2.1Mainstream recognition of Harlem cultureo2.2Literatureo2.3Religion2.3.1Discourse2.3.2Criticismo2.4Musico2.5Fashion3Characteristics and themes4Influenceo4.1A new Black identityo4.2Criticism of the movement
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5See also6Notes and referenceso6.1Noteso6.2Referenceso6.3Further reading7External linksBackgroundHarlemin Upper Manhattan.Until the end of the Civil War, the majority of African Americans had been enslaved and lived in the South. During the Reconstruction Era, the emancipated African Americans, freedmen, began to strive for civic participation, political equality and economic and cultural self-determination. Soon after the end of the Civil War the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871gave rise to speeches by African-American Congressmen addressing this Bill.[8]By 1875 sixteen African Americans had been elected and served in Congress and gave numerous speeches with their newfound civil empowerment.[9]The Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871 was denounced by black Congressmen[why?][dubiousdiscuss]and resulted in the passage ofthe
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