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Yet do I marvel at this curious thing to make poets black and bid him sing Countee Cullen To change the faces of artists of the voice unheard and stories of truth- untold was the open goal of the Harlem Renaissance To breathe life into black culture to lead in a direction the movement the influence a black man and womans broaden creativity and the main insight revolution Following the civil war of 1961-1865 in the United States of America what became known as the Great Migrationthe movement of southern blacks to the north southerners settled in Harlem upper town Manhattan When African Americans settled there they brought their culture history and talents Their culture and history was forgotten and their talents was very much overlooked tremendously in that time period for that then any minority group was looked upon having no sense of agreeable structure and style Then in 1910 as the middle class of the African American expanded more committees and organizations grew The most prominent organization formed was the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People NAACP founded by WEB Dubois It was founded in 1909 to advance the rights of blacks It was also reflected in the efforts of Marcus Garvey whose Back to Africa Movement inspired racial pride among the working class blacks in the Untied States in the 1920s-Encarta Africana However before the Harlem Renaissance came about African American literature and arts were developing Overlooked accomplishing songwriters such as Bob Cole and composer J Resamond Johnson Also jazz and blues moved from the south and the Midwest to the north Among those to receive national recognition and only among the artists in that time period were Poet Laurence Dunbar and writer Charles W Chestnutt Among the first to describe freely
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