Langston Hughes And The Harlem Renaissance

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Langston Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance
The Harlem renaissance is an artistic revolutionary period that took place between 1917 and 1937. This was after the First World War. Harlem was a district in New York. The Harlem renaissance impacted the social, cultural as well as artistic aspects of the black community. Many black people were encouraged to flee the southern sides where the caste system continued to oppress the black people. At this period, racial inequalities as well as other social injustices were at their peak (Huggins 50). Many poets, singers, as well as artists, moved into Harlem where black culture was openly celebrated, and the racial restrictions were not tight. Langston Hughes was among the people who immigrated into the Harlem region. He arrived in Harlem in 1924 and played a significant role in the Harlem renaissance. He was a poet, and most of his poems represented the feelings of the black American people at the time (Hughes 150).
The Harlem renaissance is the most historic literary movement to the black population in America. It is a popular cultural movement in the history of the African culture. The movement helped usher in the Civil rights movements of the 1940s and the 50s. The movement is significant mainly because of the period in which it exploded. The Harlem district of New York was formed by diverse groups of African Americans with various aspects of the black culture. This was because of the African Americans moving into Harlem because of…
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