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Harlem Renaissance

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  1. a renewal and flourishing of black literary and musical culture during the years after World War I in the Harlem section of New York City.
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Also called Black Renaissance.
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Harlem Renaissance

An African-American cultural movement of the 1920s and 1930s, centered in Harlem, that celebrated black traditions, the black voice, and black ways of life. Arna Bontemps, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, James Weldon Johnson, Jean Toomer, and Dorothy West were some of the writers associated with the movement.

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