LISTS: Harlem Renaissance Writers

Cane book coverAfter the American Civil War, many African Americans moved from rural Southern locations to Northern locales. One of the epicenters for burgeoning African American culture was Harlem in New York City. The Harlem Renaissance (1918 – 1937) was a literary, musical, and visually artistic era that served as a cultural awakening, wherein racist beliefs of African Americans were broken down and African American culture was expanded through the arts.

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