The Harlem Renaissance

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The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural movement, in the early 1920’s, that involved vibrancies of new life, ideas, and perceptions. The large migration of African Americans northward, after World War I, allowed people of color the opportunity to collaborate in the New York City neighborhood, known as Harlem. This renaissance allowed the city to thrive on a refined understanding and appreciation of the arts. Many individuals were involved in this movement including doctors, students, shopkeepers, and painters who were apart of forming and molding the vibrant and inspirational gem (Holt Elements of Literature – Fifth Course 734). In addition, artists, performers, musicians, and writers gathered together in Harlem to start the beginning of one of the most influential time periods in African American history. However, many factors contributed to the huge impacts of this renaissance, including the effects of the Great Migration, why Harlem was the location for this movement, and the achievements of specific individuals during this time period, such as Augusta Savage. The Great Migration was a huge reason for the Harlem Renaissance. The Great Migration was the migration of more than 6 million African Americans from rural Southern areas to more populated and urban cities of the North, Midwest, and West. This relocation began in 1916 and while impacting the Harlem Renaissance, impacted urban living in the United States. The reason for this resettlement was due to African
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