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About the Harlem Renaissance

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Use this guide to help you get started finding research information and resources related to the Harlem Renaissance. 

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Introduction to the Harlem Renaissance

The Harlem Renaissance was an artistic, political, social and cultural movement during which African American intellectuals and artists came together to “claim their creativity,” to take control of not only the content of their creations but also the means by which that content was produced.Roughly ranging from the end of WWI through 1940 (the exact time period is debated), the movement bloomed from its Harlem roots and spread throughout artistic communities across the United States and into regions as diverse as the Caribbean islands and Western Europe.