Analysis Of Langston Hughes And His Harlem Dream

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Langston Hughes and His Harlem Dream
The 1900s found many African Americans migrating from the south to north of the United States in an event called the Great Migration. Many Southern African-Americans migrated to a place called Harlem and this is where the Harlem renaissance originated from. The Harlem renaissance began just after the first world war and lasted into the early years of the great depression. Harlem became the cynosure for blues and jazz and birthed forth a Negro Artist era called the Harlem Renaissance. The Harlem Renaissance brought about uniqueness and the celebration of individuality and ethnic pride among African Americans; everything was modern and fresh. The jazz, the visual arts, and color pop while fashion and literature took a cultural twirl towards revolutionary change. This was a period of unprecedented artistic and intellectual achievement among black Americans (enotes.com). This explosion of art and literature led to the birth of African American consciousness. Roughly about 1918 to the mid-1930s, talent began bursting within this newfound culture of the black community in Harlem, as prominent figures— Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Bessie and Billie Holiday, to name a few—pushed art to its limit as a form of expression and representation. These are some of the famous African Americans who shaped the influential movement known as the Harlem Renaissance. One among all made a significant change that can and never will be forgotten, and that is
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