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HISTORY OF HARLEM  RENISSANCE
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Neighborhood Harlem was named  early on when New  York was still  Amsterdam. The small  village was founded by  Peter stuyvesant in  1658 and was called  New Harlem.  AfricanAmerican  moved into Harlem it  was primarily white.  African American  begin to bring in 
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The History Originally called the New  Negro Movement, the Harlem  Renissance was a literary and  intellectual flowering that  fostered a new black cultural  identity in the 1920s and 1930s.  Critic and teacher Alain  Locke  described it as a  "spiritual coming of age" in  which the black community was  able to seize upon its "first  chances for group expression 
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Unformatted text preview: and self determination. THE BEGINNING African-Americans began moving to Harlem en masse; between 1900 and 1920 the number of blacks in the New York City neighborhood doubled. By the time the planned subway system and roadways reached Harlem, many of the country's best FREE LAND After the American civil war, liberated African-Americans searched for a safe place to explore their new identities as free men and women. They found it in Harlem. New York neighborhood became home to some of the best and brightest...
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