The Harlem Renaissance - A high point in  African-American expression of the arts - A growth of racial pride and awareness
Background Information <ul><li>Influenced by W.E.B. DuBois </li></ul><ul><ul><li>editor of “The Crisis”(NAACP publication)...
Booker T. Washington: Believed in: accommodation, compromise, industrial education
W.E.B. DuBois: <ul><li>“ One feels his two-ness – an American, a Negro, two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled striving...
Northern Migration  for Blacks <ul><li>In search of a “new life” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Less racism, better schools & jobs ...
Alain Locke: (philosopher / sociologist) called Northern movement a “spiritual emancipation”
Harlem Renaissance <ul><li>Influx of talented Blacks wanting to reach largest audience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Many clubs, t...
Harlem Ren. con’t <ul><li>Whites heard about HR & invested own money to support artists </li></ul><ul><ul><li>War affected...
Alaine Locke: <ul><li>“ If I were to offer what Harlem had come to mean in the short span of 20 years, it would be another...
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  1. 1. The Harlem Renaissance - A high point in African-American expression of the arts - A growth of racial pride and awareness
  2. 2. Background Information <ul><li>Influenced by W.E.B. DuBois </li></ul><ul><ul><li>editor of “The Crisis”(NAACP publication) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Believed social equality achieved by promoting black culture, ideals & achievements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Believed educated black elite should lead rest to freedom promoting black pride & heritage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ideas were in opposition to Booker T. Washington </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Booker T. Washington: Believed in: accommodation, compromise, industrial education
  4. 4. W.E.B. DuBois: <ul><li>“ One feels his two-ness – an American, a Negro, two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings, two warring ideals in one dark body.” </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- 1897 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Northern Migration for Blacks <ul><li>In search of a “new life” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Less racism, better schools & jobs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Migration – “an act of defiance” against social order & political constraints of South </li></ul><ul><li>Harlem=largest Black community </li></ul>
  6. 6. Alain Locke: (philosopher / sociologist) called Northern movement a “spiritual emancipation”
  7. 7. Harlem Renaissance <ul><li>Influx of talented Blacks wanting to reach largest audience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Many clubs, theatre groups and literary discussions formed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Writers – Langston Hughes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Music – Duke Ellington, Cab </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Calloway, Billie Holiday </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Artists – Meta Warrick Fuller, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>James Van Der Zee </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Harlem Ren. con’t <ul><li>Whites heard about HR & invested own money to support artists </li></ul><ul><ul><li>War affected national views & attitudes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Loss of innocence & faith = cynicism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Found revitalization the Black Ren. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Jazz music </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Thrill of danger </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>difference in culture </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gangster-owned clubs </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Alaine Locke: <ul><li>“ If I were to offer what Harlem had come to mean in the short span of 20 years, it would be another Statue of Liberty on the landward side of New York.” </li></ul>
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