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  Harlem Renaissance - MSN Encarta
Harlem Renaissance, an African American cultural movement of the 1920s and early 1930s that was centered in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City.
The Harlem Renaissance emerged amid social and intellectual upheaval in the African American community in the early 20th century.
In fact, a major accomplishment of the Renaissance was to push open the door to mainstream white periodicals and publishing houses, although the relationship between the Renaissance writers and white publishers and audiences created some controversy.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761566483/Harlem_Renaissance.html   (1714 words)

 PAL: Harlem Renaissance: A Brief Introduction
Harlem Renaissance (HR) is the name given to the period from the end of World War I and through the middle of the 1930s Depression, during which a group of talented African-American writers produced a sizable body of literature in the four prominent genres of poetry, fiction, drama, and essay.
Harlem Renaissance: An Assessment from Huggins, Nathan I. Harlem Renaissance.
Harlem Renaissance's legacy is limited by the character of the Renaissance.
web.csustan.edu /english/reuben/pal/chap9/9intro.html   (1886 words)

 Circle's Harlem Renaissance History and Links
More than anything else, the Harlem Renaissance was a marker of the shift of the Black intellectuals from the South to the urban North.
Thus, the Harlem Renaissance expresses a time, an orientation, a spirit, and more than a location, for its representatives can be found outside of New York City; for example, Philadelphia and Chicago both possessed reflections of the Harlem scene.
The lectures attracted stars of the Harlem Renaissance including writers Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Wallace Thurman, Nella Larsen, Harold Jackman (a teacher and activist), Rudolph Fisher, Dorothy West (writer), Dorothy Peterson (teacher and arts patron who remained close to Toomer for 10 years), and Aaron Douglass (the painter).
www.math.buffalo.edu /~sww/circle/harlem-ren-sites.html   (1306 words)

 ArtLex on the Harlem Renaissance
movement in the uptown Manhattan neighborhood of Harlem in the mid- and late-1920s.
The writers, painters, and sculptors of the Harlem Renaissance celebrated the cultural traditions of African-Americans.
The Harlem Renaissance has also been called the "New Negro Movement" after the title of art historian Alain Locke’s book The New Negro, which urged fl artists to reclaim their ancestral heritage as a means of strengthening their own
www.artlex.com /ArtLex/h/harlemrenaissance.html   (631 words)

 Alain Locke: Harlem
For most of New York, Harlem is merely a rough rectangle of common-place city blocks, lying between and to east and west of Lenox and Seventh Avenues, stretching nearly a mile north and south--and unaccountably full of Negroes.
Another Harlem is savored by the few--a Harlem of racy music and racier dancing, of cabarets famous or notorious according to their kind, of amusement in which abandon and sophistication are cheek by jowl--a Harlem which draws the connoisseur in diversion as well as the undiscriminating sightseer.
This Harlem is the fertile source of the "shuffling " and "rollin'" and "runnin' wild" revues that establish themselves season after season in "downtown" theaters.
etext.lib.virginia.edu /harlem/LocHarlF.html   (1747 words)

 Harlem Renaissance - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
HARLEM RENAISSANCE [Harlem Renaissance] term used to describe a flowering of African-American literature and art in the 1920s, mainly in the Harlem district of New York City.
The Harlem Renaissance faded with the onset of the Great Depression of the 1930s.
Exploding the Canon: A Re-Examination of Wallace Thurman's Assault on the Harlem Renaissance.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-harlemr1en.html   (575 words)

 The Harlem Renaissance - Special February1998
The Harlem Renaissance is generally regarded as beginning in 1919 following the end of World War I but the confluence of forces that created the atmosphere in which it developed began with the outbreak of war in Europe.
The Harlem Renaissance was a channeling of energy from political and social criticism into poetry, fiction, music and art.
The Harlem Renaissance was not confined to New York alone, or for that matter, to the U.S. and a great many African American artists traveled to Europe, where they could thrive in an atmosphere that, while perhaps not free of racial prejudice, was at least free from the dreaded Jim Crow laws of the States.
www.sspfrance.com /library/harlem.htm   (1459 words)

 Harlem Renaissance
The Harlem Renaissance: Course Study by Heather Hathaway (Marquette University)
The Circle Association's Weblinks to The Harlem Renaissance
Harlem: Mecca of the New Negro - A Hypermedia Edition of the March 1925 Survey Graphic Harlem Number.
www.levity.com /corduroy/harlem.htm   (246 words)

 Eyeconart: The Harlem Renaissance
Harlem attracted a prosperous and stylish fl middle class from which sprang an extraordinary artistic center.
One of the factors contributing to the rise of the Harlem Renaissance was the great migration of African-Americans to northern cities (such as New York City, Chicago, and Washington, D.C.) between 1919 and 1926.
Romare Bearden can best be described as a "descendent" of the Harlem Renaissance, for the majority of his works were created a couple of decades after the movement had ended.
www.eyeconart.net /history/Harlem.htm   (843 words)

 Harlem Renaissance
The Harlem Renaissance faded with the onset of the
The Harlem Renaissance - The birth of the Harlem Renaissance by Beth Rowen and Borgna Brunner Zora Neale Hurston, 1935...
Harlem Renaissance: Three Writers - The Harlem Renaissance Three writers and their contemporary counterparts by Jace Clayton For many...
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 Poets.org - Poetry, Poems, Bios & More - A Brief Guide to the Harlem Renaissance
The major figures of this movement, known as the Harlem Renaissance, were enlightened by education and nourished by folk sources such as fl music and the fl church.
Langston Hughes, often referred to as the "unofficial Poet Laureate of the race," remains the central figure of the Harlem Renaissance.
James Weldon Johnson was both the elder statesman and the Renaissance Man of the Harlem Renaissance: in addition to his successful literary life as a poet, novelist, and editor, he served as secretary general of the NAACP and as a consul in the U.S. Diplomatic Corps.
www.poets.org /viewmedia.php/prmMID/5657   (693 words)

 Core Collection - The Black Renaissance in Washington, DC   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The introductory remarks to "The New Negro Renaissance" present an insightful discussion of "the social and historical forces that helped bring the… Renaissance into being; the literary influences at work during the 1900-1925 period… the social and literary background for the 1925-1940 period…." In addition, there are comments on the minor writers of the period.
First, to show the context in which the art of the Renaissance occurred; and second, to provide the reader with examples of the broad range of works that were characteristic of the period.
The Renaissance is generally treated as a literary movement; however, after one reads the various essays in this volume it is evident that music was extremely important to the movement.
www.dclibrary.org /blkren/corecoll.html   (5432 words)

 78.02.03: Harlem Renaissance: Pivotal Period in the Development of Afro-American Culture
The Negro Renaissance was a significant tile in the overall mosaic of the post-war period, often referred to as the “Jazz Age.” This label itself reflects the influence of Afro-American culture on the period.
Harlem’s Cotton Club illustrates concretely the paradox of fl-white relations in many northern capitals: the club was instrumental in launching the careers of many brilliant fl musicians like Duke Ellington, yet it was operated by whites primarily for white audiences.
Harlem’s fl population in 1920 was extremely large and continued to increase throughout the decade, reaching 200,000 by 1930 according to James Weldon Johnson’s Black Manhattan.
www.yale.edu /ynhti/curriculum/units/1978/2/78.02.03.x.html   (4758 words)

 Harlem Renaissance Pathfinder
Harlem, NY was becoming known as the capital of Black America.
The strong presence of the political and cultural environment Harlem came to be well known as a result of the large number of fls that settled there who were educated and socially conscious.
Harlem is currently receiving that influx of middle-class Caucasian people who are purchasing property all over Harlem in efforts to rebuild and make it more marketable to white population while fls are unconsciously pushed out.
www.albany.edu /~da4506/isp605/pathfinder.html   (3333 words)

 Online NewsHour Forum: Harlem Renaissance -- February 20, 1998
In this exhibit, the Harlem Renaissance is more than a phenomenon confined to artists of color in a few square miles of Manhattan.
In Harlem, "Negro life is seizing upon its first chances for group expression and self-determination," Locke wrote in the introduction.
Josephine Baker was considered too dark to be a star in Harlem and had to move to Paris before receiving international acclaim.
www.pbs.org /newshour/forum/february98/harlem_2-20.html   (586 words)

 Harlem Renaissance Resources (Virtual Programs & Services, Library of Congress)
William H. Johnson arrived in Harlem in1918 from Florence, South Carolina, at the onset of the Harlem Renaissance.
Harlem: Mecca of the New Negro, from the University of Virginia
Discusses the art and culture of the Harlem Renaissance and profiles African-American artists of the period.
www.loc.gov /rr/program/bib/harlem/harlem.html   (1736 words)

 The Jazz Museum in Harlem
'Harlem is in the midst of a new renaissance of culture, commerce and tourism.
The Jazz Museum in Harlem is dedicated to fostering this spirit - the music as a living, breathing entity that looks as far into the future as it does into the past.'
Add to that the demographics of who comes to Harlem, who's going to walk through those doors, who's interested in jazz.
www.jazzmuseuminharlem.org /ajazz.html   (1519 words)

 Harlem Renaissance   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Baker, Houston A. Modernism and the Harlem Renaissance.
The Harlem Renaissance: A Historical Dictionary for the Era.
Harlem Renaissance and Beyond: Literary Biographies of 100 Black Women Writers.
www.georgetown.edu /tamlit/collab_bib/harlem_bib.html   (398 words)

 Harlem Renaissance
Harlem is a subdivision of New York City located in northern Manhattan bordering on the Harlem and the East river.
It was Dutch settlement of Nieuw Harlem established by Peter Stuyvesant in 1658.
Architect of the New Negro Movement and the Harlem Renaissance.
www.uncp.edu /home/canada/work/markport/lit/introlit/harlem2.htm   (832 words)

 harlem   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Harlem stands, then, not only as a designation of a geographical area, but also as a symbol for the best and worst qualities of African American life during the early twentieth century.
The term Harlem Renaissance refers to an artistic, cultural, and social burgeoning of writing about race and the African American's place in American life during the early 1920s and 1930s.
Toomer's novel was one of the first to treat the subject of the African American life with dignity, respect, and realism--part of the aesthetic Harlem Renaissance writers ascribed to in writing.
www.unc.edu /courses/pre2000fall/eng81br1/harlem.html   (506 words)

 THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Harlem Renaissance, a flowering of literature (and to a lesser extent other arts) in New York City during the 1920s and 1930s, has long been considered by many to be the high point in African American writing.
Although the Renaissance was not a school, nor did the writers associated with it share a common purpose, nevertheless they had a common bond: they dealt with Black life from a Black perspective.
While the Renaissance is often thought of as solely a literary movement, some historians of the period also include artists and musicians.
www.usc.edu /isd/archives/ethnicstudies/harlem.html   (393 words)

 ReadWriteThink: Lesson Plan: A Harlem Renaissance Retrospective: Connecting Art, Music, Dance, and Poetry
The Harlem Renaissance was a vibrant time that was characterized by innovations in art, literature, music, poetry, and dance.
Preview the Harlem Renaissance Websites to learn about the Harlem Renaissance as well as conditions for fl Americans in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Evaluate students’ understanding of the impact of the Harlem Renaissance and on the benefits of cross-disciplinary connections using their completed Venn Diagrams and the Reflections on the Harlem Renaissance handout.
www.readwritethink.org /lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=252   (2024 words)

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"Harlem is the one place that is gay and delightful however dull and depressing the downtown regions may be," novelist Max Ewing wrote his mother.
The average Harlem resident spent 40 percent of his or her income on rent-and if it wasn't paid by Sunday, the landlord put the furniture on the street on Monday morning.
Harlem's gaudy conglomeration of homosexual and lesbian hangouts reflected a zone in which sexual ties of all stripes could flourish.
xroads.virginia.edu /~UG97/blues/watson.html   (4124 words)

 The Harlem Renaissance - Black History Month News Story - KNBC | Los Angeles
The roots of the Harlem Renaissance were in the Great Migration of 1914-1918, in which rural Southern African-Americans relocated in droves to the industrial North for better employment opportunities.
Perhaps the breakthrough literary achievement of the Harlem Renaissance was Alain Locke's collection of fiction, poetry, drama, and essays called "The New Negro," published in 1925.
Indebted to his legacy were such Harlem Renaissance painters as Aaron Douglas, Palmer Hayden, Malvin G. Johnson, and William H. Johnson.
www.nbc4.tv /blackhistory/1946371/detail.html   (702 words)

 ARTSEDGE: Harlem Renaissance: A Living Museum
Discuss who each person was, as well as his or her unique contributions to the Harlem Renaissance.
Using Harlem by Walter Dean Myers as a starting point, show illustrations that pertain to notable places and individuals that were part of the Harlem Renaissance.
Using ideas generated from the Harlem images, have students create preliminary sketches for a background they think would be appropriate for their selected individual.
artsedge.kennedy-center.org /content/2302   (1112 words)

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