The Harlem Renaissance: A Time of Black-American Art
Fact: During the period of the Harlem Renaissance, the city of Harlem experienced what is commonly known as “The Great Migration.” Only about 50,000 black Americans lived as residents of Harlem by 1914. However, by 1930, nearing the end of the Harlem Renaissance, Harlem was home to nearly 200,000 black Americans. This migration included black Americans from a variety of classes and backgrounds, ranging from farmers to businessmen. Because of this drastic increase in population, the art that was produced from the Harlem Renaissance all carried their own sense of individuality.