Definitions for harlem renaissance
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word harlem renaissance
a period in the 1920s when African-American achievements in art and music and literature flourished
The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural movement that spanned the 1920s. At the time, it was known as the "New Negro Movement", named after the 1925 anthology by Alain Locke. Though it was centered in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City, many French-speaking black writers from African and Caribbean colonies who lived in Paris were also influenced by the Harlem Renaissance. The Harlem Renaissance is generally considered to have spanned from about 1919 until the early or mid-1930s. Many of its ideas lived on much longer. The zenith of this "flowering of Negro literature", as James Weldon Johnson preferred to call the Harlem Renaissance, was placed between 1924 and 1929.
Find a translation for the harlem renaissance definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these harlem renaissance definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"harlem renaissance." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 26 May 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/harlem renaissance>.