Essay about The Harlem Renaissance

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Occurring in the 1920’s and into the 1930’s, the Harlem Renaissance was an important movement for African-Americans all across America. This movement allowed the black culture to be heard and accepted by white citizens. The movement was expressed through art, music, and literature. These things were also the most known, and remembered things of the renaissance. Also this movement, because of some very strong, moving and inspiring people changed political views for African-Americans. Compared to before, The Harlem Renaissance had major effects on America during and after its time. After the end of the civil war African Americans had more opportunity and freedom since the men were soldiers of the civil war. Most African Americans had the…show more content…
During the 1900’s the population of African Americans in Harlem doubled plus many well-known and brightest black entrepreneurs, intellectuals and artists moved there as well. Eventually the city was known as the capital of black America and also known as “The Black Mecca.” In the Early 1900’s the African Americans who were working and living in middle class began speaking out for a revolutionized political agenda that would push for equality between races. One of the most famous civil right activists that lead the movement was W.E.B Du Bois. Du Bois was a Harvard scholar and a sociologist. He collaborated with other African American activists and even some white workers who also wanted civil rights. After meeting in New York and discussing with other black people in the city, the activists formed and found the group National Association for the Advancement of Colored People or NAACP. Also during the time of the finding of NAACP a man named Marcus Garvey founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL). Marcus Garvey was a political leader from Jamaica and was also an entrepreneur. He strongly believed in change for the African American culture and proved his support in the movement by finding the UNIA-ACL. The goal of this movement was to reunite all people that have African ancestry to create one community with one powerful government. With the help of the National Urban

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