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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 263 ART THROUGH THE AGES

The Harlem Renaissance

FORGING A NEW IDENTITY

 

As jazz music circulated through the clubs and African-American authors were writing novels, poetry, and prose, a new type of artist was emerging in Harlem, New York. Dignified images of African-American individuals and communities were replacing old, negative stereotypes. Black Americans were positively redefining themselves in the vibrant movement known as the Harlem Renaissance.

WHEN & WHERE

c. 1920s–1930sHarlem, New York

After World War I, millions of African-Americans left the South and traveled North, looking for opportunity in what is known as the ...

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