The End of the Harlem Renaissance - Research Article from Harlem Renaissance

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"... a Swell Time While It Lasted ...": the End of the Harlem Renaissance

In his autobiography, The Big Sea, Langston Hughes (1902–1967; see biographical entry) wrote of the Harlem Renaissance: "I was there. I had a swell time while it lasted. But I thought it wouldn't last long.... For how could a large and enthusiastic number of people be crazy about Negroes forever?"

The Effect of the Great Depression on the Harlem Renaissance

Just as modern-day critics and historians disagree on when exactly the Harlem Renaissance began, none can pinpoint the moment it ended. Some say that it died naturally because it did not have a strong enough foundation to last. Others say the loss of certain key people—to jobs and lives outside of Harlem or to death—triggered its demise. Still others claim that the...

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