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During the Harlem Renaissance, Hughes had four major writings that promoted the African Negritude Movement.

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The Harlem Renaissance was the foremost form of freedom for African Americans.
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A black man named Charles Spurgeon Johnson who was the editor for the National Urban League magazine encouraged and supported black writers and artists who were part of the Harlem Renaissance....

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This atmosphere set the scene for the New Negro Movement, also known as the Harlem Renaissance.
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The Harlem Renaissance came about because of the changes that had taken place in the African American community after the abolition of slavery because of World War I and the social and cultural changes in early 20th century in the United States....

 

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This renaissance was called “The New Negro Movement”, but was later called the Harlem Renaissance.
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It is apparent to most people whether it be an everyday citizen, or a person specializing in history, that the Harlem Renaissance truly changed the America that we know today....

DuBois and Langston Hughes along with several other  and  created what is remembered as the Harlem Renaissance.
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John C. Charles argues that these fictions have been overlooked because they deviate from two critical suppositions: that black literature is always about black life and that when it represents whiteness, it must attack white supremacy. The authors are, however, quite sympathetic in the treatment of their white protagonists, which Charles contends should be read not as a failure of racial pride but instead as a strategy for claiming creative freedom, expansive moral authority, and critical agency.


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A. Philip Randolph's career as a trade unionist and civil rights activist fundamentally shaped the course of black protest in the mid-twentieth century. Standing alongside W. E. B. Du Bois, Marcus Garvey, and others at the center of the cultural renaissance and political radicalism that shaped communities such as Harlem in the 1920s and into the 1930s, Randolph fashioned an understanding of social justice that reflected a deep awareness of how race complicated class concerns, especially among black laborers. Examining Randolph's work in lobbying for the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, threatening to lead a march on Washington in 1941, and establishing the Fair Employment Practice Committee, Cornelius L. Bynum shows that Randolph's push for African American equality took place within a broader progressive program of industrial reform. Bynum interweaves biographical information with details on how Randolph gradually shifted his thinking about race and class, full citizenship rights, industrial organization, trade unionism, and civil rights protest throughout his activist career.

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Welcome to the first of the Fall 2011 Freelance Quiz Bowl University articles. This article provides a study guide for the writers of the Harlem Renaissance. As with all Freelance Quiz Bowl University study guides, these guides do not necessarily mean that these topics will be asked about at future NSCs. However, they’ve been deemed important by PACE members and learning these topics will certainly help any quiz bowl player in a wide variety of future quiz bowl tournaments.

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Langston Hughes
1902-1967
Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960)
-one of the most famous folklorists, anthropologists, and writers of the Harlem Renaissance
-wrote four novels and more than 50 published short stories and essays
-some of her most famous pieces are: Their Eyes Were Watching God, Tell My Horse, Mules and Men and,Which studied Caribbean Voodoo
Jessie Fauset
1882-1961
-American editor, essayist, novelist, and poet
-"the midwife"
-wrote four novels
-other poetry and short stories
-discovered and encouraged many other writers
-mostly wrote about middle-class black people forced to deal with self-hate as well as racial prejudice
-edited The Crisis, which was the official newspaper of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
-wrote and published "The Plum Bun" which describes a young African American woman who passes for white, and significantly contributed to the start of the Harlem Renaissance.