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The Harlem Renaissance  
In the 1920’s the Harlem Renaissance was a period for African Americans  to  express their heritage and culture in art, literature, music, and dance. “After many  decades of suffering through the imprisonment and oppression by the white man,  African Americans began to unite together to demonstrate their strong belief of racial  pride and self­identity.”(Herwitt) The Harlem Renaissance is an important period  because it gave African Americans an opportunity to breakaway from racism and  discrimination given by the white man and distinguishes individual freedom and  equitabi...

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