The Harlem Renaissance literary changed the way that African-Americans perceived their experiences. The literature in particular was a powerful tool that was used to enlighten the masses. It was the first time in history in which African-American writers began to embrace their cultural differences and lament about topics like slavery, segregation, and many other issues that surrounded Black life in America.
Share your impressions of one of the writers this week from the Harlem Renaissance. Which literary genre(s) does your chosen writer write in? Does he or she have a particular style and/or pursue themes that are characteristic of “The Harlem Renaissance?” What strikes you about a certain phrase or thought?