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Harlem Renaissance Timeline

1890

Between 1890 and 1920, about two million African Americans migrate from the rural southern states to the northern cities, where they hope to find better opportunities and less discrimination.

1910

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is founded, and prominent black leader W.E.B. Du Bois becomes editor of the group's monthly magazine, Crisis.

1912

James Weldon Johnson's influential novel Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man is published.

1917

Jamaican-born Marcus Garvey arrives in Harlem and founds the United Negro Improvement Association, an organization that urges blacks to unite and form their own nation.

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W.E.B. Du Bois. (Courtesy of the Library of Congress.) W.E.B. Du Bois. (Courtesy of the Library of Congress.)

James Weldon Johnson. (© CORBIS. Reproduced by permission.) James Weldon Johnson. (© CORBIS. Reproduced by permission.)
1917

Between 10,000 and 15,000 African Americans join the Silent Protest Parade, marching down Fifth Avenue in complete silence to protest violence against blacks.

1917

The politically radical black publication The Messenger is founded.

1917

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