Asia - The Harlem Renaissance
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What does the word renaissance mean?
The name given to the cultural, social, and artistic explosion that took place in Harlem between the end of World War I and the middle of the 1930s.
taking away the right to vote
In what state did the Harlem Renaissance take place?
Who took part in the Harlem Renaissance?
Black writers, artists, musicians, photographers, poets, and scholars
The Cotton Club
The name of the popular nightclub in Harlem that regularly featured leading Harlem Renaissance musicians.
Louis Armstrong's nickname
Who is Langston Hughes?
African American poet, best known for his work during the Harlem Renaissance
the Great Migration
the movement of African Americans from the rural South to the industrial North in the early 1900s
Why did the Great Migration occur?
Jobs in the north, better living conditions, escape of racism
Jim Crow Laws
Any of the laws legalizing racial segregation of blacks and whites that were enacted in Southern states beginning in the 1880s and enforced through the 1950's
Legal separation of races
The musical style that captured a sense of the new freedom of the postwar years. It was characterized by the use of improvisation.
Making music up on the spot without practice.
A rhythmic idea not on the beat
A soulful style of music that evolved from African American spirituals.