Essay about The Harlem Renaissance

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The Harlem Renaissance Poets consist of: James Weldon Johnson, Countee Cullen, Claude McKay, Jean (Eugene) Toomer, Langston Hughes, Sterling Brown, Robert Hayden, and Gwendolyn Brooks. These eight poets contributed to modern day poetry in three ways. One: they all wrote marvelous poems that inspired our poets of modern times. Two: they contributed to literature to let us know what went on in there times, and how much we now have changed. And last but not least they all have written poems that people can sit down and relate to and what people are writing about and take time out to let the people of their families know that they were living in those times. And these people should receive such recognition because of the effort, and the …show more content…
These eight people were inspired by people before them whether to write about what was going on around them, or sit down and keep their feelings inside of them. So then gave us as children the opportunity to so what was going on in the early 1900's, and an easier way to remember what was read. The intentions of each poets were for the people to see what was happening to them as Blacks. Being spit on, called names, going to jail for crimes that they didn't commit, and all kind of bad accusations all done because of the simple fact that they were all Black. These poets brought that to others attention so that they would realize what was going on in not so many words, and in a rhythm.
Until the early 1900's the world never realized the talents of African Americans until they gave them the chance to prove themselves. Whether they proved themselves by writing poetry, music, dramatizations, or art. They started new lives in Harlem, New York. They started a life without crime where the people could have fun, and hang out.

Most of these poets went to college at either Harvard or Fisk University. James Weldon Johnson was born in Jacksonville, Florida in 1871. He died in 1938. During his 67 year life, he made several different religious poems such as "God's Trombone," and "The Creation." Countee Cullen spent 43 years of his life in New York City. During his life period he also wrote several types of poetry which included: "Color," "Copper

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