Definitions for "Harlem Renaissance"
a period in the 1920s when African-American achievements in art and music and literature flourished
A movement of art and literature based in the African-American community of Harlem in uptown Manhattan in the mid- and late 1920s. Fed by immigration from the southern states, Harlem emerged as the economic, political and cultural center of black America and boasted some of the most daring writers, painters and sculptors of the era. Famous painters include Aaron Douglas (1898-1979) and Charles Henry Alston (1907-1997).
An art movement of the mid- and late-1920s in New York's Harlem district, celebrating African-American traditions. Romare Bearden and Ernest Crichlow are members of the Harlem Renaissance.