I will pay for the following article Culture in Vogue. The work is to be 5 pages with three to five sources, with in-text citations and a reference page. The Harlem Renaissance started after World War I and ended during the great recession of the 1930s (Wintz 13). Rampersad (x-xi), Richard (47), and Lewis (52-55) contend that the First World War improved economic opportunities in the cities in the north due to industrialization and decrement in the number of European immigrants. The movement of the Blacks from the south to the north also significantly contributed to the emergence of the Harlem Renaissance (Lewis 31-34). The black Americans in the south were encountering cultural, social, and economic repressions, and they would not leave any chances or miss any opportunity to escape to the north.
Because of the deficiency in political voice and predominant racial revulsion, many African Americans expressed themselves through artistic ways (Lewis 17). One such artist was Locke, an African-American writer who came up with the phrase “New Negro” to refer to the new wave of young African American artists who would modify the black American culture by portraying that their people were not useless and submissive (Rampersad xiv, Worth 72-77). This was also backed up by numerous intellectuals such as Du Bois, Marcus Garvey, and Weldon Johnson by being the spokesmen of the youth (Lewis 36).
The Key Players and Reasons for the Emergence of the Harlem Renaissance
According to Lewis (46-48), the Harlem renaissance was grounded on the discontent that African Americans had because of the restricted opportunities they had as the United States was transforming into an industrialized nation. The increased interaction between the whites and blacks in workplaces and the streets compelled an awareness between the distinction between the promised United States democracy and the reality (Worth 124-29). The African American soldiers who had taken part in the First World War were devastated by the discrimination they faced after returning home, compared to the immense significance they had attained while in Europe (Rampersad xi-xii). A huge part of the literate and intellectual population understood the restrictions that the whites had placed for them. As blacks became progressively disappointed with attaining justice that World War I had pr