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most famous Harlem Renaissance poet; wrote poem "Harlem"
Zora Neale Hurston
famous female artist and author of the Harlem Renaissance
started the "back to Africa" movement
one of the most famous jazz musicians of the Harlem Renaissance
He started Crisis magazine, believed in education, started the NAACP
he started the "New Negro" movement
jazz singer famous for Minnie the Moocher
The Cotton Club
famous establishment that was once a speakeasy and helped to skyrocket the jazz movement
What was the Harlem Renaissance?
An artistic movement during the 1920s that celebrated African American art and culture.
When did the Harlem Renaissance occur?
What were the causes of the Harlem Renaissance.
The Great Migration, job availability in the North, social changes in America
Why did many African Americans move from the South to northern cities, like New York, Chicago, and Cincinnati?
They faced segregation, violence, and Jim Crowe laws.
What were two reasons why the Harlem Renaissance ended.
Great Depression - rich whites lost money and could not buy art. Blacks were also the first fired to hire whites for their jobs.
End of Prohibition - now that alcohol was legal, no one needed to go to Harlem to drink and spend their money.
nicknamed "Lady Day" and one of the most famous singers of all time
famous theater that changed modern cinema and allowed black Americans to make a breakthrough into film
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