Many authors, poets and musicians began arising from the streets. A major poet was a woman by the name of Zora Neal Hurston. Hurston was one of the most influential writers of the decade. Zora expressed African heritage in her poems and novels. Land and the struggles of the black society were reflected in her poems as well. “African Americans have had a strong connection to the land that they live on because of their past as slave workers” (Rollins 2). One of the biggest poets of the Harlem Renaissance was a man by the name of Langston Hughes. Hughes was one of the most important writers and thinkers of the Harlem Renaissance.
Hughes's creative genius was influenced by his life in New York City's Harlem, a primarily African American neighborhood (Hillard 2).His artistic values helped craft American literature. Hughes, like others active in the Harlem Renaissance, had a strong sense of racial pride. Through his poetry and stories he showed tried to show that there is no difference between the white culture and the black culture.
Hughes tried to balance racism and injustice, Louis Armstrong was one of the biggest musicians during the period of the Harlem Renaissance Armstrong was born in New Orleans. His moment of fame came when he went to New York to get involved in the recording industry. With his group the hot six he took the use of a solo instrument the trumpet. Another artist that was able to accomplish many memorable achievements was a man named Paul Robinson.