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There is still some debating going on to present day because the Harlem Renaissance was a complex issue. From a rather weak point of view was that little significant artistic criticism was written during the Renaissance. Many critics and historians today felt that having art created by African Americans taken seriously seemed like such a momentous step forward just enough to suffice. Some critics argue that much of the work produced during the Renaissance was of no value and that the period inevitably has been idealized, but others stress that technical mastery and ideological content did indeed bring this to the forefront. Another theory is that the Harlem Renaissance was an intellectual movement that barely touched the masses. The idea that despite a history that had divided the art and culture world reform the brotherhood. It is incorrect to assume that these black intellectuals, because of it, were not related to the black common man in Harlem. Many think that Blacks were apt to agree that [the artistic output] was a good thing and such an achievement, because it was elite in character and was also a source of race pride and an argument against continued discrimination. Other authorities point to progress in relations between African and white Americans and during the Harlem Renaissance it was acceptable for the first time for Americans of both races as equals to make and exploit social contact. The "movement" defined some priorities for the achievement of racial equality that have been played out in the modern Civil Rights Movement. Historical evidence certainly does not show weakened progress in African/American (or political or economic) development since the period of the Harlem Renaissance and history does support the view that the Renaissance was a liberating step in the search by African Americans for artistic and cultural identity on their own terms. It is important that the Harlem Renaissance continue to be studied for history.

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