The Harlem Renaissance or New Negro Movement

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“In the decade between World War I and the Great Depression, a single predominantly black neighborhood in Manhattan generated, and briefly sustained, a flowering of music, literature, theater and art” (Cotter, 1998). This period was led by the prominent African-American musicians, writers, actors and other creative people and intellectuals. The Harlem Renaissance movement got its name after the Harlem, which was the center of this movement.

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African American Literature 21259091TheHarlemRenaissanceorNewNegroMovementisaculturalmovementintheUnited Statesin19201930.InthedecadebetweenWorldWarIandtheGreatDepression,asingle predominantlyblackneighborhoodinManhattangenerated,andbrieflysustained,afloweringof music,literature,theaterandart(Cotter,1998).Thisperiodwasledbytheprominent AfricanAmericanmusicians,writers,actorsandothercreativepeopleandintellectuals.The HarlemRenaissancemovementgotitsnameaftertheHarlem,whichwasthecenterofthis movement.Also,thistimewasaheydayofAfricanAmericanculture,gavetheworldalotof talentedandprominentwriterssuchasLangstonHughes,ClaudeMcKay,ZoraNealeHurston, ando

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