African Americans and the Harlem Renaissance

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  • The beginning of the Harlem Renaissance

    The beginning of the Harlem Renaissance
    The beginning of the Harlem Renaissance marked the change of culture for the African American people. The beginning of the Harlem Renaissance began seemingly immediately after World War I. It was a beginning of a time where African Americans accepted literary, theatrical, musical, and visual arts. A massive amount of this cultural growth started in Harlem, NYC (giving it the name the Harlem Renaissance).
  • Langston Hughes Publishes his first Poem

    Langston Hughes Publishes his first Poem
    Langston Hughes was an African American poet that contributed greatly to the Harlem Renaissance with his poetry. His work was popularized greatly and recognized by everyone (not just other African Americans).
  • The first African American culture and history course

    The first African American culture and history course
    The first African American History and civilization course was taught at Howard University by a professor named William Leo Hansberry. This course gave an idea of what many lives of African Americans are and were like.
  • The first African American president of a University

    The first African American president of a University
    Marcus Garvey, an African American man, gained the position of President at Howard University. He represents the fact that African Americans are academically equal to others and capable of achieving as much as anyone else.
  • The Harlem Globetrotters

    The Harlem Globetrotters
    The first African American sports (basketball) team was established. The team was established by a man named Abe Saperstein in Chicago. The name of the team was the Harlem Globetrotters.
  • The First African American to Represent an Urban District as Congressman

    The First African American to Represent an Urban District as Congressman
    The first African American to represent an urban district was called Oscar DePriest. He was elected to represent Southern Chicago. Having an African American as a congressman showed that African Americans are equal as political figures.