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Harlem Renaissance

noun

  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.


Harlem Renaissance

  1. 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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Nella Larsen, an acclaimed Harlem Renaissance writer, and “Passing” languished in obscurity for decades, after the novel was published to critical acclaim.

I look to the jazz musicians and Harlem Renaissance poets a lot for inspiration.

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