Harlem Renaissance

Flowering of literary, musical, and artistic creativity and production that was focused n the primarily African American neighborhood of Harlem in New York City in the 1920s. Artists of the movement were also active in Paris and other cities. The movement radically revitalized the cultural aspirations and confidence of African Americans by exploring the psychological and emotional uniqueness of the African American community through art.

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Harlem Renaissance
Negro Renaissance
New Negro Movement
Renaissance, Harlem
Renaissance de Harlem French
Renacimiento del Harlem Spanish
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Refers to the flowering of literary, musical, and artistic creativity and production that was focused n the primarily African American neighborhood of Harlem in New York City in the 1920s. Artists of the movement were also active in Paris and other cities. The movement radically revitalized the cultural aspirations and confidence of African Americans by exploring the psychological and emotional uniqueness of the African American community through art.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300121558. The J. Paul Getty Trust.