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Roaring Twenties: Harlem Renaissance - Writers, Poets, Artists, Architects . . .

Harlem Renaissance

Illustration from The New Negro by American painter and graphic artist Aaron Douglas, 1925.
AARON DOUGLAS (1899-1979). - American Painter And Graphic Artist. Illustration, 1925, From The New Negro.. Fine Art. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 25 Dec 2011
The Great Migration of African Americans leaving the South for better lives in the North had a tremendous influence on the Harlem Renaissance.

Did You Know . . .

The 1920s experienced many writers' contributions that focused on social commentary through novels, poetry, literary magazines, and newspapers.
Here are some of those contributors. The document shows what they wrote and what honors were awarded.

 

-Dorothy Parker                   -Margaret Mead
-Edna St. Vincent Millay      -Sinclair Lewis
-Ernest Hemingway             -T.S. Eliot
-F. Scott Fitzgerald              -Will Rogers
-H.L. Mencken                    -William Faulkner
-James Joyce                     -Zora Neale Hurston
-Langston Hughes             -W.E.B. DuBois
 
 

Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald

"It was a characteristic of the Jazz Age," the novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote, "that it had no interest in politics at all."
1921: Portrait of American author F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) and his wife Zelda wearing winter coats.
Writer And Flapper. Photographer. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 24 Dec 2011.

 

Fitzgerald's book "The Great Gatsby" embodied the Jazz Age.

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