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Harlem Renaissance

Harlem Renaissance, period of cultural development among U.S. blacks, centered on Harlem, New York City, in the 1920s. In this period African-American literature changed from imitative works to penetrating analyses of black culture and novels of protest, displaying racial pride. Notable writers included Countee Cullen, Langston Hughes, Jean Toomer, and Zora Neale Hurston.

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