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Harlem Renaissance Politics

  1. 1. The HarlemRenaissancePolitical & SocialAspectsMario Soto, Christopher Dixon,Michael Lopez, Ty-Gena Dozier, and
  2. 2.  Early 1900s Movement of African Americans, art, music,literature, and dance Encourage African Americans to embrace theirheritage Raise of radical African American intellectuals Transformed African American’s identity andhistory Later known as The Harlem Renaissance
  3. 3.  The Great Migration-Better opportunities- Newspapers enticed people callingHarlem the “promise land”- Brought new creativity to big northerncities (New York, Chicago, Detroit)- Developed an independent spirit.
  4. 4.  An African American platoon Also known as the 369th Regiment Marched up 5th Ave in Harlem, NY- Celebrated the return of African Americantroops.Got people thinking about their equality inAmerica
  5. 5.  Founded Feb. 2 , 1909 National Association of the Advancement ofColored People W.E.B Du bois James Weldon Johnson- Lift Ev’ry Voice The Crisis
  6. 6. - Black historical sociologist and Harvardscholar.- Founded the NAACP (National Association ofthe Advancement of Colored People)- Promoted civil rights and fight for AfricanAmericans
  7. 7. - Diplomat, author, songwriter, lawyer, educatorto civil right advocate and mentor to blackwriters- Wrote the Negro National Anthem- Secretary of the NAACP- Anti- Lynching Bill (1921)- “Black Manhattan”
  8. 8. - UNIA; Universal Negro ImprovementAssociation- “Back to Africa” movement-Black Star Line- Negro Factories Corporation- Critized the NAACP
  9. 9. - Born a slave- Educator- National Negro Business League- Urged blacks to accept their unequal positionin society- Disagreed with W.E.B Du bois- Social rights vs. Economic Dominance
  10. 10.  Fire!! was a magazinededicated to artisticexpression withoutcensorship. Image courtesy: “Teaching the American 20s:Image Gallery Cover of Fire!!, Vol. 1, no. 1” Date:1926 By 1926 younger artistsrejected censorship. Artists such as LangstonHughes, Zora Neale Hurstonand Wallace Thurmandetailed the negative aspectsof Harlem life. Harsh conditions existing inthe North promoted thedesire for change. The Civil Rights Movementwas therefore fueled by theHarlem Renaissance.
  11. 11. 1. Increased Economic Awareness2. Racial Pride3. Activism Against Racial Injustice

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