Jamaican political leader, publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, and orator. He called for separation instead of races working together to improve
Cultural Movement that spanned the 1920s and 1930s. Originally called the New Negro Movement
Jamaican American writer and poet
most powerful African American literary voice of his time, who celebrated black cultures. Poet and Novelist
Zora Neale Hurston
powerful female literary voice who collected folk tales and wrote about the new longing for independence felt by all women. “Their Eyes Were Watching God”
American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist
Where did the Harlem Renaissance begin?
Centered in the Harlem neighborhood of NYC
When did the Harlem Renaissance happen?
It began around 1919 and ended when the Great Depression hit in 1929
How did an African American Community develop in Harlem?
In 1910, a large block along 135th Street and Fifth Avenue was bought by various African-American realtors and a church group
Why did the Harlem Renaissance occur?
Black people were not accepted by whites.
Black people developed their own art, literature and music
American composer, pianist and bandleader of jazz orchestras