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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
In 1925 Professor Alain Locke argued in The New Negro that the Negro was "moving forward under the control largely of his own objectives ..." which were "none other than the ideals of American institutions and democracy." This allowed for blacks everywhere to be called "New Negroes" but nowhere were there as many New Negroes as in Harlem. The activities of these people in politics, arts, literature, music and the like between World War I and the Depression Era came to be called the Harlem Renaissance.
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