The New Negro
Urban, Northern, finding a voice, growing sense of shared experience or solidarity, independent, self respecting, no longer a mammy or auntie,, A term coined by Alain Locke in essay with same title, it refers to a new sense of identity for blacks. Embodied ideals of Harlem Renaissance, new reality of urban, unified, pushing limits, resisting Jim Crow. , the advancement of the perspective of the african american a term coined in 1925.
Name for the 1920s, because of the popularity of jazz-a new type of American music that combined African rhythms, blues, and ragtime
African American poet who described the rich culture of african American life using rhythms influenced by jazz music. He wrote of African American hope and defiance, as well as the culture of Harlem and also had a major impact on the Harlem Renaissance.
Zora Neale Hurston
Black writer who wanted to save African American folklore. She traveled all across the South collecting folk tales, songs & prayers of Black southerners. Her book was called Mules and Men.
James Weldon johnson
NAACP leader and Harlem Renaissance writer; he wrote poetry and, with his brother, the song "Lift Every Voice and Sing."
the NAACP published the magazine and promoted an identity for African Americans, and spoke on injustice
The Brownies Book
stories and poems by people such as Langston Hughes, who was a teenage contributor, and other writers and visual artists who addressed the intellects and spirits of African-American children and young adults
Claimed the "New Negro" needed black artists to help African Americans throw off subjugation and discover the race's true identity
African American actor and singer who promoted African American rights and left-wing causes
William Grant Still
African-American; first to have work performed by major orchestra; incorporates blues, spirituals, jazz; Afro-American Symphony
African American blues singer who played and important role in the Harlem Reniassance.
An ideological position that holds African American culture to be independent and valid on its own terms.