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The Harlem Renaissance and how jazz became the highlight of the era

The Harlem Renaissance and how jazz became the highlight of the era

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2019

A combination of new souls and a new city created one of the most recognizable and celebratory genres of music - jazz. The Harlem Renaissance was defined by the light at the end of the tunnel that black Americans saw during the early 20th century. Jim Crow laws forced former slaves from the rural So...