Three African American women in Harlem during the Harlem Renaissance, ca. 1925. Photo Credit: © Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

United States – Harlem Renaissance

The Harlem Renaissance was an intellectual revival of African American art and literature centered in Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, in the early 20th-century and the subsequent social and artistic explosion that resulted.

At the time, it was known as the “New Negro Movement”, named after The New Negro, a 1925 anthology edited by Alain Locke.

Lasting roughly from the 1910s through the mid-1930s, the period is considered a golden age in African American culture, manifesting in literature, music, stage performance, and art.