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Harlem Renaissance: Introduction

A guide to the literature, art and music of the cultural period.

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This guide has been created to provide resources and information about the Harlem Renaissance.

This is by no means an exhaustive list. The persons mentioned in this guide were chosen by popularity and availability of resources here at Malone.

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Harlem Renaissance Defined

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The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural movement that spanned the 1920s and 1930s. At the time, it was known as the "New Negro Movement", named after the 1925 anthology by Alain Locke. Though it was centered in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City, many French-speaking black writers from African and Caribbean colonies who lived in Paris were also influenced by the Harlem Renaissance.


These years were a remarkable period of creativity for black writers, poets, and artists, including among others Claude McKay, Jean Toomer, Langston Hughes, Aaron Douglas, and Zora Neale Hurston. The Harlem Renaissance was successful in that it brought the Black experience clearly within the corpus of American cultural history. Not only through an explosion of culture, but on a sociological level, the legacy of the Harlem Renaissance is that it redefined how America, and the world, viewed the African-American population. ~ from Wikipedia

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