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date: 15 June 2024

Harlem Renaissancelocked

Harlem Renaissancelocked

  • William R. Nash

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The term Harlem Renaissance refers to the efflorescence of African-American cultural production that occurred in New York City in the 1920s and early 1930s. One sometimes sees Harlem Renaissance used interchangeably with “New Negro Renaissance,” a term that includes all African Americans, regardless of their location, who participated in this cultural revolution. Followers of the New Negro dicta, which emphasized blacks' inclusion in and empowerment by American society, were undeniably spread throughout the nation, and most major cities had pockets of the African-American elite that W. E. B. Du Bois dubbed the “Talented Tenth.” Nevertheless, New York City was, arguably, the most crucial site of this movement's development and Harlem was its nexus.

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  • North American Literatures

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