Langston Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance

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The Harlem Renaissance brought about many great changes. It was a time for expressing the African-American culture. Many famous people began their writing or gained their recognition during this time. The Harlem Renaissance took place during the 1920’s and 1930’s. Many things came about during the Harlem Renaissance; things such as jazz and blues, poetry, dance, and musical theater. The African-American way of life became the “thing.” Many white people came to discover this newest …

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…existed, but at least African-Americans were finally getting some recognition for some of the wonderful accomplishments that they have made. Works Cited Haskins, Jim. The Harlem Renaissance. Brookfield, Conn: Millbrook Press, 1996. Hughes, Langston. “Harlem.” The Heath Anthology of American Literature. 3rd ed. Ed. Paul Lauter. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1998. 1619. Hughes, Langston. “I, Too.” Lauter 1618. Hughes, Langston. “The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain.” Lauter 1629-32. Hughes, Langston. “The Negro Speaks of Rivers.” Lauter 1612-13.