Modern American Literature – Harlem Renaissance

Topic: ArtPaintings
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Last updated: May 4, 2019
what
explosion of African American artistic expression

when
end of world war 1mid 30s

where
New York City25 block area (purchased by Alain Locke)

causes
The Great MigrationWWI and Immigration Act of 1934Southern blight on crops

results
the New Negro Movement

themes
alienation, identity, and marginalityfolk materialblues tradition

leader
W.E.B. Du Bois

W.

E.B. Du Bois wrote

The Crisis (magazine of the times)

place
The Great Migration, from south to northManhattan, Long Island, NY

Langston Hughes wrote
short stories and poemsOn the RoadWho’s Passing for Who?

Ralph Ellison wrote
Battle Royale

Zora Neale Hurston wrote
How it Feels to be Colored Me

Henrietta Lacks
bioethicsTuskegee University, Alabama

musicians
Duke Ellington

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