Tag Archives: Harlem Renaissance

Zora Neale Hurston

People often knew Zora Neale Hurston as a novelist; however, her true passion resided within anthropology. Hurston was born in Alabama in 1891 to two former slaves. While Hurston was a young girl, her family moved to Eatonville, Florida. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Jazz during the Harlem Renaissance

The piece of Harlem Renaissance Art that I found was Music during the Harlem Renaissance. This can relate to modernism in the sense that the reader must participate: add emotion and draw his or her own conclusions to the music. … Continue reading

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Jazz and Modernism

Harlem Renaissance and modernism are closely interconnected to each other. For instance, jazz music, part of Harlem Renaissance, creates modernistic mood. It is created in late 1800’s, and the music expresses African Americans’ feelings. Unlike to other music, the sounds … Continue reading

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Little Black Bird

Harlem Renaissance Art “Little Black Bird” In this picture of an example of Harlem Renaissance Art, the major evens that were happen in the era and highlights were produced. For example, people played instruments and sang were symbols of the … Continue reading

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The “Jungle” Hero

The Harlem Renaissance was one of the biggest civil rights movements for African American people during early 1900s. Music was a great part of it, more specifically, Duke Ellington. His music not only uncovered his talents, however it also spoke … Continue reading

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Aaron Douglas

Aaron Douglas was a famous African American painter during the Harlem Renaissance era. He was born in Topeka, Kansas, and attended Nebraska University where he graduated as black art major. After he moved to Harlem, New York, his paintings that … Continue reading

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The Inconsistencies Between the Real Life and the Poetry of Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes was an African-American poet in the 20th century who was incredibly inspirational and influential to a lot of African-Americans, specifically those living in impoverished urban communities such as Harlem in New York.  Hughes was a part of the … Continue reading

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Langston Hughes: Motivational Poetry

Langston Hughes inspired millions of people of all races with his poetry. He not only wrote about religion and used jazz devices, but also seeked to inspire his race as a whole and promote his African American heritage. Hughes became … Continue reading

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Langston Hughes: Jazz Poetry

In addition to his strong views about religion and the overall status of the African population in America, Langston Hughes is well known for the use of musical devices in his poetry. He made his poems unique by using sound … Continue reading

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