The harlem Renaissance

By Casey Mogilevsky

Aaron Douglas's painting, Study for Aspects of Negro Life follows the course of life of African Americans throughout history. From life in Africa, to slavery, to life after the civil war, and finally life during the Harlem Renaissance.
This is a performance of Duke Ellington's song, "Drum is A Woman," which tells the story Madam Zajj and Carribee Joe who travel around the world and assimilate influences from other cultures, highlighting the creation of Jazz and other types of music.
An ariel view of Martin Luther King Jr's famous "I Have a Dream" speech, which highlights many American's acceptance of civil rights as well as the large groups of African Americans who took it upon themselves to advocate for their rights.
This picture of Louis Armstrong playing the trumpet highlights the immense creativity of Harlem Renaissance artists like him.
Louis Armstrong posing for a picture highlighting how far African Americans have come as a whole during the Harlem Renaissance.
Louis Armstrong playing with a white musician. This picture demonstrates that during the Harlem Renaissance, the lines of race and color were starting to become fuzzy, and especially in the arts where it was non-existant.
A painting of James Baldwin which highlights the blending of multiple cultures which occurred during the Harlem Renaissance.
A picture of the construction of a railroad. This picture represents the many new oppertunities offered to African Americans during the Harlem Renaissance and onward.
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