The Harlem R. was an important era for African Americans because after the great migration African Americans rose from the shadows and were accepted from the whites. This allowed them to express themselves through different types of art such as literature, music and drama making it an exploding artistic period for them.
The Harlem Renaissance gave African American a sense of pride. It encouraged them to express themselves and stand up for themselves. It also brought people together, allowing them to connect to each other. White and African American were able to set aside their differences and come together.
The Harlem Renaissance was known as the "Black Awakening." Harlem helped give the African Americans a renew image and fresh outlook. Jazz, poets, etc shaped and impacted American Society as it became the first time to have critics and publishers took African American literature seriously. The Harlem Renaissance is remembered now as the "Mecca of the African-American"
The Harlem Renaissance forever changed American culture in many ways. African Americans were finally able to express themselves through jazz. Artists such as Aaron Douglas and Lois Mailou Jones began to picture the idea of the “New Negro” through their works. African Americans were finally proud of who they were, being expressive, and having a stance in society.