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Quicksand and Passing Setting & Symbolism

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Harlem Renaissance

During the 1920s, when the end of slavery had finally truly taken hold and more blacks in America began to gather wealth, blacks tended to congregate in the Harlem district of Manhattan. There, the new generation of African Americans generated their own culture, playing their own music, doing their own dances and developing their own society and traditions. A class structure developed and many of the wealthiest African Americans resided in large old homes in Harlem. Members of New York's hip class of white people began to visit the nightclubs and gained an appreciation for the music and dances. There was an enormous amount of unfair discrimination against black people outside of Harlem, but within that neighborhood, the people became somewhat self-sustaining and comfortably closed themselves off from Caucasian customs and lifestyle, enjoying lives of their own making among their own kind.

American South

Naxos, Georgia...

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