What Are The Positive Effects Of The Harlem Renaissance Movement

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During the 1900s, most African Americans in the United States lived in the southern states. However, many began to move into northern and midwestern states. The reasons they were moving varied from family to family. In some cases, they were searching for better jobs with higher wages such as: meat packing plants, automobile factories, steel mills, or working for the railroads. Others were searching for better education opportunities or hoping to escape the racism and violence that African Americans were experiencing in the South. This movement, known as the Great Migration, was one of the largest, fastest movements of people moving from one part of a nation to another. As black populations rose, many northern cities became increasingly more integrated. African Americans were working along with European immigrants as well as other white residents. These cities became important centers for African American cultures. As a part of a movement to reexplore black culture, African Americans established newspapers, churches, businesses, and political organizations. Harlem became the center of much of this activity. Musicians, writers, and artist moved to the area, creating the era known as the Harlem Renaissance. Although there were some positive impacts on African Americans moving to the north, their move also had negative consequences. Blacks experienced racism from Whites who were upset about them moving to the area. In Chicago, there were several attacks on black residents,
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