The Hollywood Renaissance: Is the Entertainment Industry as Diverse as it Claims?

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The New Negro Renaissance, commonly known as the Harlem Renaissance, filled the 1920s with a profusion of work by black artists. Jazz rhythms permeated the art of this movement — from the music of Duke Ellington to the poetry of Langston Hughes to the artwork of Aaron Douglas. There was strife and abrupt change, their work bold and energetic: all a…

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