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The Harlem Renaissance By Hill, Catrina; Meridien, Sophie; Holt, Keith; Boyle, Daniel; Ardoin, Paul

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM978-1
Published: 01/10/2017
Retrieved: 14 July 2024, from


The Harlem Renaissance was a flourishing of artistic, intellectual, musical, and literary accomplishments by African Americans between the World Wars. The movement took its name from Harlem, a neighborhood on the northern section of Manhattan Island. Harlem became the de facto center of the African American community in New York City, and many of the most important figures of the Renaissance called it home. During the Renaissance, intellectuals published ground-breaking work that explored philosophical questions and political possibilities for African Americans that would be explored throughout the twentieth century.

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Hill, Catrina et al. The Harlem Renaissance. Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism, Taylor and Francis,

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