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Harlem Renaissance: The Garvey Aesthetic

April 17, 2010
Harlem Renaissance: The Garvey Aesthetic

The Harlem Renaissance was truly a milestone and high point in African American history. Viewed as a flowering of music, literature, poetry and visual arts, the Renaissance period paralleled and reinforced the emergence of a new African personality, expressed in the “New Negro” anthology, edited by Alain Locke. The impetus for this new personality...
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Harlem Renaissance: The Making of American Music

April 11, 2010
Harlem Renaissance: The Making of American Music

As has been well documented, in the second decade of the twentieth century, a section of New York City called Harlem became the Mecca and magnet for the coming of age of African Americans. The synergistic and cross-pollination of literature, art and music, informed by a general aesthetic ethos, produced the foundation for America’s...
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Harlem Renaissance Movement (1920s): A Measure of a People’s Greatness

January 29, 2009

In the 1920s, Harlem Renaissance Movement, expressed in the artistic flowering of artistic creation – literature, music, poetry, painting, and dance –made an indelibly mark on American popular culture. This is the decade in which African Americans came of age. The artists who contributed to this renaissance were informed, instructed and inspired by the...
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