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The Harlem Renaissance: A Movement Inquiry

INQUIRY QUESTION: Who are the main artists, movie directors or other inspirations that influenced the Harlem Renaissance?

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Claude McKay

Claude McKay

Claude McKay who was born in Sunny Ville, Jamaica, in 1889 is a poet and writer who would write the life of blacks. McKay is an inspiration during and before the Harlem Renaissance as he writes the realism of equality, discrimination, and racism through his work.

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James Weldon Johnson

James Weldon Johnson

James Weldon Johnson who was born on June 17, 1871 is well known as a civil rights activist during the 1920's, but was also a writer, composer, politician, educator and lawyer. As many other blacks, he lived in a segregated society, but it still motivated him to create many works including his autobiography and music. His work involved his own personal views of society and had also inspired future blacks to do more.

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Marcus Garvey

Marcus Garvey

Marcus Garvey who was born in Jamaica in 1887 was a leader in the black nationalist movement. Garvey sought to end imperialism in Africa and bring equality in America. His act of leadership and inspiration led to future civil rights movements.

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Zora Neale Hurston

Zora Neale Hurston

Zora Neale Hurston who was born on January 7, 1891 is an American novelist, short story writer, and anthropologist. Hurston is well know for her novels and stories as they portray the discrimination and inequality she faced. As an African-American woman, more woman would learn from Hurston and describing the ideas of discrimination in society.

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Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong

Louis Daniel Armstrong who is born on August 4, 1901 mainly known for his music during the Harlem Renaissance. As an American trumpeter, composer and singer, Armstrong influenced the creation of new music, Jazz. His involvement of creating new music was a beginning towards bring equality as blacks and whites came together to listen to his music.

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