|DAY 263||ART THROUGH THE AGES|
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 ...