The Harlem Renaissance 's Influence And Impact

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The Harlem Renaissance 's Influence and Impact The Harlem Renaissance era is known for its rich culture and being the source for many African American breakthrough artists such as Alain Locke,W.E.B DuBois, and Ethel Waters. . Whether it be the diversity of music, drama, art, or literature, it’s surely present during that period of time and still is today. Many questions about this time period include “How was Harlem life like back then?” “What is the Harlem Renaissance?”, and “How did it influence and impact future generations?” although, they’re quite intricate questions, there are many resources available to help understand this time period and its impact and influence as of today. The most important thing to understand is that the Harlem Renaissance artistic breakthroughs tremendously influenced other artists during and after that time period. Learning about the history of Harlem itself may help better understand the Harlem Renaissance. Harlem, located in Manhattan, is historically a black community. Once the early twentieth century rolled around, it became a more predominantly black community. During that period of time it was known for its elegant living style and Victorian buildings. Many argue that the 1920s- 1930s was Harlem’s golden age as a tremendous amount of culture flourished and many began to breakthrough as mainstream artists (“Harlem”). To talk about the vast culture that emerged during that time intertwined into one paragraph would be way too…
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