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The Harlem Renaissance

Author: Erin Aldana

This lesson will explore the Harlem Renaissance.

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Notes on "The Harlem Renaissance"

Image Credits

Aaron Douglas "Noah's Ark", Creative Commons,,  Archibald Motley, Black Belt,, Archibald Motley, Night Life, Creative Commons,, Bearden, The Calabash, fair use according to Wikipedia:,_1970,_Library_of_Congress.jpg, Jacob Lawrence "Self-Portrait", fair use according to wikipedia: 

Terms to Know
Harlem Renaissance

A dynamic artistic and cultural movement centered in New York City, focusing on black consciousness, civil rights, and racial integration.


One of the most important art forms of the 20th-century, a purely African American music genre. 

New Negro Movement

A term popularized during the Harlem Renaissance encouraging African Americans to have self-confidence, racial pride, and self-expression.