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The Great Migration and the Harlem Renaissance


Away from the bustling nightlife of 1920s Harlem, a literary and cultural rebirth was taking place among African American writers, artists, and performers. Producing works that reflected the racial realities of the era between the end of the Civil War and the beginnings of the civil rights movement, these cultural luminaries helped define a new black consciousness. Readers will learn how the Great Migration and changing opportunities for African Americans informed the vibrant creative period known as the Harlem Renaissance. Bridging social and literary history, this volume provides an interdisciplinary overview and serves as a companion to multiple subject areas.

Series: The African American Experience: From Slavery to the Presidency 

Interest Level: Grades 7-12

Guided Reading Level:  Z

Lexile Level:  1230

ISBN: 9781680480474  (E-book)

Copyright: ©2016

Pages: 80

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