The Harlem Renaissance was the name given to the cultural, social, and artistic explosion that took place in Harlem between the end of World War I and the middle of the 1930s. During this period Harlem was a cultural center, drawing black writers, artists, musicians, photographers, poets, and scholars.
Louis Armstrong was the most popular and influential jazz musician during the Harlem Renaissance.
Coming from New Orleans, he was exposed to the many cultural music and ways of life that influenced him to become a jazz musician.
After becoming the most popular jazz musician, Louis began to inspire others to work at being just as influential. He inspired many musician, such as Langston Hughes, Sterling Brown, and Adelaide Hall.