Tag: <span>Harlem renaissance</span>

If you’re interested in learning about the Harlem Renaissance poet and playwright who created a literary salon for Black writers and intellectuals in Washington, D.C., then my Georgia Douglas Johnson Black History Facts profile is for you.

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If you’re interested in learning about the Harlem Renaissance poet and later playwright who became a key figure in the Harlem Renaissance while still just in his 20s, then my Countee Cullen Black History Facts profile is for you.

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If you’re interested in learning about the Harlem Renaissance writer and poet who set himself apart from his contemporaries by focusing on both race relations and classism, then my Claude McKay Black History Facts profile is for you.

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If you’re interested in learning about the poet, novelist, and playwright who helped to originate the style of poetry referred to as jazz poetry, then my Langston Hughes Black History Facts profile is for you.

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During the Harlem Renaissance Black people became known for setting trends, defining culture, and innovating art. Black people settled in Harlem as they sought a promised land to escape the violence of the South and usually subtle hostilities of the North. Within this community, Black people would funnel their hopes and miseries into creative art forms that would define a generation and provide inspiration for many more to come.

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