"The Challenge of Race.” -
DR. Cornel west
Latter june showcases a legendary dispensation in american history; the harlem renaisscance. One of the highlights of the deep struggle and pain of the african diaspora, the entire era held a heavy musical, social, and even political influence. Places in time like the harlem renaiscance are similar to the "black wall street" of oklahoma. Where blacks thrived in socio-economic prosperity, and made legendary prescence in entertainment, and literary accomplishment:
"The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural movement that spanned the 1920s and 1930s. At the time, it was known as the "New Negro Movement", named after the 1925 anthology by Alain Locke. Though it was centered in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City, many French-speaking black writers from African and Caribbean colonies who lived in Paris were also influenced by the Harlem Renaissance.
Historians disagree as to when the Harlem Renaissance began and ended. It is unofficially recognized to have spanned from about 1919 until the early or mid 1930s. Many of its ideas lived on much longer. The zenith of this "fertowering of Negro literature", as James Weldon Johnson preferred to call the Harlem Renaissance, was placed between 1924 (the year that Opportunity: A Journal of Negro Life hosted a party for black writers where many white publishers were in attendance) and 1929 (the year of the stock market crash and the beginning of the Great Depression)."-
-In the modern day of 21st century, the generation today still gleans from this era, from every nationality and backround. History was made during a time of cultural and systematic rascism. The archive series of the A.L.I.H.S.T blogspot gives proggressive insight to landmarks in history to aid in any social unrest and societal ills of today. Below are two features, stars and legends of the jazz genre, and the african diaspora itself; Bille holiday and dinah washington, credible throwbacks in the strecth of black glory, followed by an interview of one of today's voices, mos def (dante smith) on the current industry.
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