The Harlem Renaissance (c. 1918-c. 1937) was an important period that brought greater awareness to Black culture. During this era, a group of influential figures in the creative arts helped to turn the New York City neighborhood of Harlem into a major center of African American music, literature, politics, and creative expression. It was less a movement than an attempt by artists to support each other in a cultural environment during a period in American history when there was not broad support for African American creativity.
Also called the "New Negro Movement," the Harlem Renaissance was the most famous of several concurrent waves of creative energy coming out of major cities. Cities such as Chicago, Kansas City, Memphis, and Cleveland...Read more