The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural celebration for the African Americans, and the rebirth of their identity for years to come. Once slaves, struggling for freedom, African Americans were finally able to express themselves through the many arts of writing, acting and through music.
Fashion was forever impacted by the Harlem Renaissance. It expressed the person as a society member, and very much represented their social status. Fashion looks such as the masculine look, dresses day in and night out, and the flappers, the Harlem Renaissance changed how people dress and look today.
During the Harlem Renaissance, artists such as Aaron Douglas, Lois Mailou Jones, and many others began to picture the idea of the "New Negro" through their works. African Americans in Harlem were encouraged to celebrate their heritage and who they were, becoming more confident and more proud of their identity.
The Harlem Renaissance changed American culture through its music. Through musicals, the new burst of Jazz, and entertainment, they all redefined and shaped music to grow the way it is now.
The Harlem Renaissance shaped the identity of African Americans and "The New Negro". Realistic presentations of blacks were shown more and more, and they became more proud of who they were, "from social disillusionment to race pride."
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