During the jazz and the jive of the early 1920s, African American writers began making their voices heard in the pages of American literature. Many of these writers met, lived, and supported one another in a suburb of New York City called Harlem. Their expressions of African American experiences and cultural heritage inspired an explosion of African American literature and poetry. As African Americans in all areas of the arts and society joined in, a movement was born that came to be known as the Harlem Renaissance. This Web site chronicles the historic events and important people that brought the Harlem Renaissance to life.
Destination Title: HARLEM 1900–1940
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Start at the HARLEM 1900–1940 Web site.
- Click on the Exhibition topic.
- Browse through the site, taking notes as you go.
After you have read through the information, answer the following questions.