Marcus Garvey Harlem Renaissance

"If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life." Marcus Garvey

The Harlem Renaissance was from 1920-1940.

Thousands of African Americans moved from the economically unstable South to the industrial North. There were many more job opportunities there that had been created by WW1.

The Roaring Twenties

The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural movement and sprang up as part of the "New Negro Movement" political movement in 1917.

Little by little many African Americans moved into New York's neighborhood of Harlem

Eventually Harlem became the political and social epicenter for African Americans!

During this period Harlem was a cultural canter drawing black writers, artists, musicians, photographers, poets and scholars which stirred the worlds of theater, literature and jazz.

Specifically jazz helped break down a number of social boundaries of the time period and it made black music and culture more attractive to white people

Made with Adobe Slate

Make your words and images move.

Get Slate

Report Abuse

If you feel that this video content violates the Adobe Terms of Use, you may report this content by filling out this quick form.

To report a Copyright Violation, please follow Section 17 in the Terms of Use.