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Harlem Renaissance The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural movement that spanned in the 1920’s and the 1930’s. At the time of the Harlem Renaissance it was known as the Negro movement that was named after the 1925 anthology by Alain Locke. The Harlem Renaissance took place in the center of the Harlem neighborhood of New York City. There are two different Harlem's which is the west Harlem and east Harlem. The west Harlem is where the Harlem Renaissance mostly took place and has traditionally been a black neighborhood. The Harlem Renaissance to place because of the Great Migration. The Great Migration was during the 19141918. Many Americans from south moved to the north for employment opportunities. There were many good poets and musicians back during the time of the Harlem Renaissance. A few poets were Langston Hughes, David Baker, Lewis Carroll, and many more. A few musicians were Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Cab Calloway, Ethel Waters, and more.


By Harold Jackman................................................................................Interviewed by Cierra Hardy

Cierra Hardy: How long have you known Mr. Cullen and how would you describe his personality? Harold Jack-man: Cullen was a friend of mine since high-school. He was born March 30 1903, while I was born July 8, 1901. When both had interest in being poets, but Cullen always seemed to write much stronger poems than me in school. But it was okay; we both just had different loves when it came to poetry. Though school always knew that there was something a little peculiar about Cullen. After we became close friends I later learned that he was Cullen was homo-sexual. He probably thought I wouldn’t want to associate with him after that, but it actually made our friendship a lot stronger.


Come out and support the Lindy Hop where many wonderful artists will be performing at the Cotton Club. Artist such as Langston Hughes, Billie Holiday, Zora Neale Hurston, and Duke Ellington to name a few Hosted by: A'Lelia Walker (Joy goddess of Harlem 1920’s) This is a night you don't want to miss.


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"Countee Cullen." Welcome to English ÂŤ Department of English, College of LAS, University of Illinois. Web. 03 Mar. 2011. <http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/poets/a_f/cullen/cullen.htm>.


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