Harlem Renaissance: African American Culture Essay

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During the 1920’s a new movement began to arise. This movement known as the Harlem Renaissance expressed the new African American culture. The new African American culture was expressed through the writing of books, poetry, essays, the playing of music, and through sculptures and paintings. Three poems and their poets express the new African American culture with ease. (Jordan 848-891) The poems also express the position of themselves and other African Americans during this time. “You and Your Whole Race”, “Yet Do I Marvel”, and “The Lynching” are the three poems whose themes are the same. The poets of these poems are, as in order, Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, and Claude Mckay.
Langston Hughes was born on February 1, 1902. He grew to
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During the 1920’s a new movement began to arise. This movement known as the Harlem Renaissance expressed the new African American culture. The new African American culture was expressed through the writing of books, poetry, essays, the playing of music, and through sculptures and paintings. Three poems and their poets express the new African American culture with ease. (Jordan 848-891) The poems also express the position of themselves and other African Americans during this time. “You and Your Whole Race”, “Yet Do I Marvel”, and “The Lynching” are the three poems whose themes are the same. The poets of these poems are, as in order, Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, and Claude Mckay.
Langston Hughes was born on February 1, 1902. He grew to love the city within a city. He spent years traveling abroad being exposed to American Blues and Jazz. Langston’s career as a poet started gaining recognition after he had wrote several poems that were read aloud by a man named Vachel Lindsay. With the help of people like Vachel, Langston became one of the most important figures of poetry and the Harlem Renaissance. (Waldren 1-5) Countee Cullen was born in 1903. He began writing poetry in High School where he won several contests. He continued winning contests and awards through college. Upon his graduation from college he published his first collection of poetry, Color. Countee moved easily between the black and white cultures and was one of the Renaissance’s brightest poets. (Williams