|Main Entry:||Harlem Renaissance|
|Part of Speech:||n|
|Definition:||a cultural movement in 1920s America during which black art, literature, and music experienced renewal and growth, originating in New York City's Harlem district; also called Black Renaissance, New Negro Movement|
|Example:||African-American authors and poets, artists, musicians, and movie stars found greater freedom of expression and greater support from white sponsors during the Harlem Renaissance than existed previously.|
An African-American cultural movement of the 1920s and 1930s, centered in Harlem, that celebrated black traditions, the black voice, and black ways of life. Arna Bontemps, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, James Weldon Johnson, Jean Toomer, and Dorothy West were some of the writers associated with the movement.