Black Lives During The Harlem Renaissance

1373 WordsDec 1, 20156 Pages
Black Lives During the Harlem Renaissance New Negro Movement, the elegant roaring times of the Billie Holidays’, Dorothy Wests’, and the Augusta Savages’. The rebirth of African American arts, took place in Harlem, New York in the early 1920’s. The New Negro Movement was utilized to describe African American as artistic, conscious, sophisticated. The Great Migration was the movement of 6 million African Americans who began to move from the rural southern parts of the United States to the Northeast and Midwest parts the United States. The migration of African Americans first began approximately in 1910 and ended in 1930, which was 1.6 million people moved to industrial cities. The Second Great Migration, around 1940 and ended around 1970, which began after the Great Depression and bought at least 5 million people. By the end of the Second Great Migration, according to Wikipedia, African Americans had become an urbanized population. These people who would one day leave their soulful marks on the planet, migrated to North to seek better education, job security, and higher wages. This “American dream” illusion was very short lived. You would think that once African Americans moved from the racist South, the North would be perfect utopia. Although they were free from the violence and the hatred that oppressed them in the South. Migrators soon realized they have not reached the promised land. As the black communities grew in the North, the whites who resented the idea of sharing
Open Document