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The Harlem Renaissance

The Harlem Renaissance began with hope. With Jim Crow segregation in south and factories emptied of workers after WWI, African Americans flocked to cities like Chicago, Detroit and New York. The New York neighborhood of Harlem drew in a large number of black writers, artists and intellectuals and the works they produced were, for one of the first times, noticed by the white population. Spanning through the 20's, the Harlem Renaissance was one of America's brightest cultural movements.

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