The Influence Of The Harlem Renaissance On African-American Literature

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Never has a literary movement influenced African-American writers more than the Harlem Renaissance. In the early 1920s, African-American writers rejected the traditional style of writing about life on the plantation. African-American writers preferred to write realistic stories about the life and culture of Black Americans. Besides its influence on African-Americans writers, the Harlem Renaissance literary movement improved the racial consciousness of African-Americans writers. Prominent figures like Langston Hughes, Zora Hurston, and James Weldon Johnson expressed a new sense of racial pride through their literary works. The Harlem Renaissance continued to be a powerful literary movement as shown in Hughes, Hurston, and Johnson’s writings