African American Culture Segment

The Harlem Renaissance was a creative era for African American artists and writers.  The growing African American population in the North meant an increasing number of African Americans had meaningful political power to continue the struggle for civil rights. 

  Questions to Consider...

  • What was the Great Migration and why did it occur?
  • How was Detroit affected by the Great Migration?
  • What was the Harlem Renaissance?
  • What important writers became part of this movement?
  • What new musical genres emerged in the 1920s?
  • What are Louis Armstrong and Edward Duke Ellington known for?
  • How did the NAACP work to battle social injustice?
  • Who was Marcus Garvey and what idea did he propose?