The Harlem Renaissance

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Migrating Migration from Southern rural states In between 1890 and 1920 about two million African Americans migrated from rural Southern states to Northern cities. They were hoping to find better opportunities and get rid of discrimination.
Naacp NAACP is founded National Association of the Advancement of Colored People is founded and W.E.B. Du Bois becomes editor of their monthly magazine.
Autobio of an ex colored Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man James Weldon Johnson's very influential novel Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man was published.
369 infantry 369th Infantry Regiment returns The 369th Infantry returns home from World War 1, hightly decorated and of all African American soldiers. They returned to a Hero's welcome in Harlem.
Shuffle along Shuffle Along is performed The first musicle revue was performed by African American's in New York called, Shuffle Along.
Anti lynching Anti-Lynching The new legislation was passed by the House of Representatives.
Palmer haydon Harmon Foundation The Harmon Foundation holds its first annual art exhibition for African American artwork. Palmer Hayden and Hale Woodruff won top awards.
Countee cullen Countee Cullen and Yolande Du Bois are married! Countee Cullen and Yolande Du Bois married and had an extravagant wedding that is one of the most memorable social events of the Harlem Renaissance.
Wallace thurman Harlem by Wallace Thurman opens Harlem by Wallace Thurman opens on Broadway becoming the most successful production of the time by a black author.
Riot Riot is sparked in Harlem Harlem is the scene of a major riot sparked by discrimination by white-owned businesses.
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The Harlem Renaissance