Harlem Renaissance, a blossoming (c. 1918–37) of African American culture, particularly in the creative arts, and the most influential movement in African American literary history. Embracing literary, musical, theatrical, and visual arts, participants sought to reconceptualize “the Negro” apart from the white stereotypes that had influenced Black peoples’ relationship to their heritage and to each other. They also sought to break free of Victorian moral values and bourgeois shame about aspects of their lives that might, as seen by whites, reinforce racist beliefs. Never dominated by a particular school of thought but rather characterized by intense debate, the movement laid the groundwork for all later African American literature and had an enormous impact on subsequent Black literature and consciousness worldwide. While the renaissance was not confined to the Harlem district of New York City, Harlem attracted a remarkable concentration of intellect and talent and served as the symbolic capital of this cultural awakening.
Join us for an online interview with South Jersey’s local celebrity, Renee Chambers Liciaga as she shares her story of becoming a choreographer, actress, performing arts educator and mentor. From her ancestry with Dr. James Still, The Black Doctor of the Pines, to her Broadway performances she will take us through the exciting creative journey of a performing artist that was sparked by her father, motown artist Roland Chambers and singer, Sandra Chambers.
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