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          The Harlem Renaissance can be remembered as one of the greatest literary movements of the 20th century.  It contained great writers such as Langston Hughes, Alain Locke and Zora Neale Hurston.  These writers contributed greatly to the movement of the black culture in the 1920's, they wrote about black culture in poems, short stories and essays.  These works of literature were published in magazines and distributed across the country.  A popular following of whites and blacks around the country read and reviewed the literature pouring out of Harlem.  For the first time in history African American's works were being published and respected.  The popularity that resulted from the magazines yielded a positive influence on the Harlem Renaissance.  Magazines such as The New Negro successfully exposed the culture of Harlem to the reset of America, which in turn fed to its advancement. 

 Alain Locke

 Bessie Smith

 Palmer Hayden

 Zora Neale Hurston

   

Zora Neale Hurston

 

 

 

Alain Locke