Poets of the Harlem Renaissance
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This paper examines the seeds of the Harlem Renaissance that can be found in the personal and racial themes of its poets. The paper focuses on Langston Hughes, the central figure of the Harlem Renaissance, and Jean Toomer.
From the Paper:"After World War I, huge numbers of African Americans migrated to the industrial North from the economically depressed and agrarian South for new opportunities, both economic and artistic. African Americans were encouraged to celebrate their heritage. The Harlem Renaissance was born. Langston Hughes, the unofficial Poet Laureate of the race, remains the central figure of the Harlem Renaissance. In his "The Negro Speaks of Rivers"..."
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