Key Questions in American History: Was the Harlem Renaissance a Renaissance?, 1st Edition

  • Elizabeth Krajnik
  • Published By: Powerkids Press
  • ISBN-10: 1508167672
  • ISBN-13: 9781508167679
  • DDC: 810.9
  • Grade Level Range: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
  • 32 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released August 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Teach your readers the quintessential elements of a renaissance, through the details of this inspirational event. During the Harlem Renaissance, African American culture blossomed thanks in part to the Great Migration, an increase in African Americans receiving formal educations, and national organizations being created to champion African Americans' rights. Some historians argue the movement wasn't a true Renaissance, but rather represented a weakening of traditional African American culture. Regardless, this movement uplifted African American musicians, authors, actors, artists, and other individuals. Without this turning point, it is possible that African American culture might not have had an opportunity to flourish until much later. This movement reached well beyond Harlem and has influenced the modern American literary and artistic culture, and will inspire your readers in profound ways.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: A Rebirth.
2: The Roots of the Renaissance.
3: The Great Migration.
4: Why Harlem?.
5: A Literary Movement.
6: Making Music.
7: Creative Self-Expression.
8: Black Female Artists.
9: Primitivism.
10: Organizations Fuel the Movement.
11: Was It a Renaissance?.