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  1. Raisin in the Sun

    , hymns, and spirituals whose harmonic, rhythmic, and melodic elements were predominantly African. The most significant form of musical expression of African-American culture and arguably the most outstanding contribution the United States has made to the art of music. Klu Klux Klan: Ku Klux Klan...

  2. Historical Analysis on 1920s

    isolation. Americans retreated into a provincialism evidenced by the rise of the Ku Klux Klan, the anti radical hysteria of the Palmer raids, restrictive immigration laws, and prohibition. Influenza and the first world war brought an alarming amount of Americans to an early death. Racial motivated riots...

  3. gabby

    slavery, the emancipated African Americans began to strive for civic participation, political equality and economic and cultural self-determination. Soon after the end of the Civil War the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871 gave rise to speeches by African American Congressmen addressing this Bill. By 1875...

  4. Triumphs and Hardships of the Harlem Rennisance

    great time for blacks, but many hardships accompanied their triumphs. Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston took great steps as black writers and many other blacks were successful as Jazz musicians and baseball players. The darkness of the Harlem Renaissance was dominated by the Ku Klux Klan...

  5. The Movement North

    Langston Hughes essay, When the Negro Was in Vogue, looks at the circumstances of the “new” Negro from a more critical perspective. During the Harlem Renaissance period, Alain Locke considers African Americans as transforming into someone “new.” He describes how African Americans migrated from the...

  6. As I Am

    clearly that Africans Americans must be free to be themselves." The Harlem Renaissance was the era that changed African Americans lives. There were some setbacks that blacks had to get through to continue on the journey to success like the Ku Klux Klan. This empire of white supremacy was all about...

  7. life

    churches 2. They would give three pieces of gold to every church (Newspaper: No Author, “Ku Kluxers of Flagler Visits Five Churches.”, Unknown newspaper. 6 November 1924, Print a) The Klu Klux Klan would walk into the churches and hand the money to the guys in charge and they would walk out and...

  8. Langston Hughes - a Literary Genius

    you're African-American". However, behind their apparent simplicity, the glory of Langston Hughes' poems was to use many symbols to illustrate his main themes and still maintain the elements of profundity, humor and irony in the meanings such as those in “Ku Klux”, “The Negro Speak of Rivers”, “What...

  9. Transition to Modern America

    of the 1920s, African American artists began embracing their culture and disregarding the second class label early white Americans bestowed on them. The culture of black America was showcased through the inventive jazz music and poets like Langston Hughes. While developments in literature and art...

  10. Emancipation from Segregation

    violence regarding the Birmingham Civil Rights march. The murder of four innocent black girls took place on Sunday, September 15, 1963. The evil aggressor was the Ku Klux Klan and the four victims were Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson, and Denise McNair. The Langston Hughes poem...

  11. Langston Hughes, Prolific Writer of Black Pride During the Harlem Renaissance

    people. “Scratching in the dead fire’s ashes for a negro’s bones.” It is here where blacks were lynched and tortured by the Ku Klux Klan and other white authorities. “And I, who am black, would give her many rare gifts but she turns her back upon me.” Here Hughes expresses how being black the South has...

  12. History Paper

    g. Socialist h. Liberals 3. The Ku Klux Klan was revived by i. Nicola Sacco j. J. Edgar Hoover k. Alfred P. Sloan jr. l. William J. Simmons 4. The new Klan did all of the following except m. Be secretive n. Recruited women and...

  13. Tensions of the Old and New During the 1920s

    result of that staunch conservatism. The reemergence of the Ku Klux Klan nativism was another key topic of these administrations with the passing of the American Immigration Act of 1924 and the Chinese Immigration Act of 1923 which placed severe quotas on the number of immigrants from these countries...

  14. James Mercer Langston Hughes

    James Mercer Langston Hughes An American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, columnist, the leader of the Harlem Renaissance, are all titles that define and described James Mercer Langston Hughes. Langston was raised by his maternal grandmother, and then his mother raised him after...

  15. Langston Hughes

    Langston Hughes was one of the great writers of his time. He was named the "most renowned African American poet of the 20th century" (McLaren). Through his writing he made many contributions to following generations by writing about African American issues in creative ways including the use of...

  16. The Historical Progression of African American Community

    physical extinction. For instance, in 1867, the Ku-Klux-Klan, the clandestine organization, was founded which made the racial terrorism its main ideology. This organization simply slaughtered African Americans. In this respect, it is worth mentioning the Colfax and Coushatta massacres in Louisiana in 1873...

  17. Terms of Terms of Terms

    ? | | |How did the repression of the war years set the stage for the Red Scare and the Ku Klux | | |Klan...

  18. Conflicts During the 1920s

    , especially blacks who began to realize that they were entitled to their own subculture, pursuit of success, and share of the American dream. This ideal was expressed by Langston Hughes in "The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain." They were supported by the growing number of young, financially well...

  19. nOTES ON 1920

    abstinence 3. Unexpected consequences caused many early advocates of Prohibition, especially in the cities, to withdraw their support 4. Rural, white Protestants remained committed C. Ku Klux Klan 1. Original Klan died out with defeat of Reconstruction and reestablishment of white supremacy in...

  20. Life

    . 7. Ku Klux Klan- perhaps the most prominent of the vigilantes groups that terrorized black people in the South during Reconstruction era, founded by the confederate veterans in 1866 8. Emergency Quota Act of 1921- created a Newcomer quota 3% of people living of their nationality in the US in 1910...

  21. The Great Migration

    . Historical figures that derived from this era are people like Langston Hughes; an African American poet who helped influenced African education. City populations increased greatly by African Americans migrating during the Roaring 1920’s, inhabiting neighborhoods. The Harlem Renaissance was a big...

  22. Civil Rights and Liberties Term Paper

    , henceforward shall be free.” This was the start of the end of the war. After the Civil War ended a lot of things changed quickly. For example, Congress established the Freedmen’s Bureau, the first Ku Klux Klan was formed, and Amendments number thirteen, fourteen, and fifteen were ratified...

  23. Analysis of Justice by Langston Hughes

    Kennedy Asante 5/27/10 Analysis of (Justice) by Langston Hughes Why is Justice unfair to African Americans? In this poem Justice by Langston Hughes which talks about how the justice system is and how African American are aware of it and its unfair ways. Langston Hughes uses metaphor...

  24. Mothers & Sons

    tenacity of the motherhood was and still is as important as it is today. In the Book “Poems for Occasions” by Geoffrey O'Brien and Billy Collins they have a certain poem written by a profound poet. Langston Hughes a well known African-American poet wrote about this relationship in his...

  25. Need Help

    used, at one point, to share a love between two people. But, as time went on and things changed it became a way for oppressed people to speak out. Great 20th century poets like Maya Angelou and Langston Hughes used their poetry to make statements about the mistreatment of black people. Musicians...

  26. Similarities in “Salvation” and “Shooting an Elephant”

    Similarities in “Salvation” and “Shooting an Elephant” Conformity is a part of life all must cope with. Society demands people to fulfill certain roles or actions. This can be seen in George Orwells “Shooting an Elephant”, and Langston Hughes' “Salvation.” In both works of literature the main...

  27. Ku Klux Klan

    <h4>INTRODUCTION</h4> The Ku Klux Klan is a White Supremacist Group. The first Ku Klux Klan group, developed in the winter of 1865 to 1866 in Pulsaki, Tennessee. The groups original name was kuklos which means circle. The Ku Klux Klan started off as just something to do to cure their boredom...

  28. Ancestry and Childhood

    Ancestry and childhood Langston Hughes was born in Joplin, Missouri, the second child of school teacher Carrie (Caroline) Mercer Langston and her husband James Nathaniel Hughes (1871–1934). Both parents were mixed-race, and Langston Hughes was of African American, European American and Native...

  29. The New Negro Summary

    beach line of big cities in search of employment and a new beginning. They left the South because of racial violence such as the Ku Klux Klan and economic discrimination not able to obtain work. Their migration was an expression of their changing attitudes toward themselves as Locke said best From...

  30. Harlem Renaissance: The Influence and Impact

    only economically, but also discriminately the African-Americans were in trouble as well. During Reconstruction, anti-black groups such as the Ku Klux Klan began to emerge. This gave African-Americans a big problem. The KKK would often torture and beat African-Americans into going back to work for...