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We are in the midst of a Harlem Renaissance or a black Rennaissance if you will Since the end of the Great War until now Africian American writers have producted prominent works the artist have made masterpieces and Shuffle Along was the pinnacle of all success This modern day renaissance has brought th eBlack experience clearly within the view of the general American public Many African-Americans migrated from the south to the north by doing this changed much of what has been their American culture They went from rural to urban and from being a mear peasant to a sophisticated person The renaissance used its belief in arta dn literature as agents of change and in its almost uncritical belief in itself and its future The artist who made this happen were people such as Josephine Baker Arna Bontemps Langston Hughes Zora Neale Hurston Walter White along with numerous others Many African Americans moved north as both luck and coincidence provided a sizable chunk of real estate in the heart of Manhattan With their move many brought with them their southern culture including Jazz and folk stories which were used as the basis for many of the works that made Harlem the place to be As the population in Harlem has grown from 14000 in 1914 to about 200000 today Harlem has become one of the hotspots for entertainment Jazz has enticed both black and white cultures alike This new music fad has helped to define the nightlife of the roaring twenties Provoking this new generation to shed both the traditional ways and the traditional clothing Tight long outfits have given way to more comfortable more revealing outfits such as the flapper The new Harlem Renaissance has help to define a new era and has helped African-Americans to finally enjoy some of the spotlight Marcus Garvey the notable African American leader who urged other African Americans to return to the homeland of Africa was arrested
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