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Langston

Hughes

Langston Hughes is a poet who


was born on February 1, 1902,
in Joplin, Missouri. Hughes spent
much of his life in Kansas,
Illinois, Ohio, and Mexico. He
attended Columbia University,
where he dropped out after one
year for traveling purposes.
Hughes published his first book
in 1926 called the Weary Blues,
and has published hundreds of
poems and more than 60 books
since. His poems often tell
stories of average black people,
and are unique because he
directly communicates to his
audience within his poem.
Hughes is leaving a lasting

THE HARLEM
RENAISSANCE, A
VISITORS GUIDE
Arshiya Dutta,
Blue Group,
Chartreuse Group
12/15/15

The Harlem
Renaissance,
A Visitors
Guide

History of the
Harlem
Renaissance

The
Harlem
Renaissance
started in 1918, and is mostly
taking place in New York City.
The movement comes out of
the Great Migration, which was
where African Americans from
the south moved to the north
in masses. Jim Crow laws, hate
groups, and the aura of racism
makes the south an unfriendly
environment for most African
Americans. Those were major
push factors that caused the
Great Migration. Pull factors
include the new factory jobs
that are available in the north.
The mass of people that
migrated to the north brought
an influx of talent and cultural
pride. Many black artists,
poets, musicians, etc. that
come from the south now

Art/Music/Writing of
the Harlem
Renaissance
The Harlem Renaissance brings a
multitude of talented black artists,
musicians, and writers into the
limelight.
Artists: One famous artist right now is
Aaron Douglas, who people like to call
the father of Black American art.
Douglas is a painter and graphic artist,
most commonly known for his
illustrations in the New Negro and
countless others. Douglas was a
teacher for 27 years at Fisk University.
Musicians:
A
famous
musician
currently is Billy Holiday. Holiday is
considered one of the best jazz
vocalists of all time. Jazz was
introduced about when the Harlem
Renaissance was beginning. Black
musicians perform jazz in the Cotton
Club and Savoy Balls, which makes
jazz an extremely popular genre of

Social Impact of the


Harlem
Renaissance
The Harlem Renaissance marks
the creation of a new identity for
the black community. New black
icons like Langston Hughes,
Countee
Cullen,
and
Louis
Armstrong
are
renowned,
spreading ethnic and cultural
pride. The Great Migration, which
was when black people migrated
from southern states for more
factory jobs in the north was a
catalyst
for
the
Harlem
Renaissance. Breaking free of
racist ideals, black people started
to chase the American Dream
through the Great Migration,
which is a huge social step for
them.
Along with this, selfexpression
in
ways
once