Black HISTORY ISN'T JUST FRIED CHICKEN AND KOOL-AID.
Black History goes beyond a textbook. Black History is also illustrated through different variations of Art. My gallery implies Black History told from an artistic viewpoint. - Jada Stroy
"Jammin’ at the Savoy" is a painting of Black jazz musicians performing for an audience. Roamer Bearden uses this painting to symbolize the rise of black musicians during the Jazz Age.
Beale Street Blues (1943) by Palmer C. Hayden portrait uses color and a dancing couple as the focal point to highlight the happiness and influence that Blues had on the Black community during the Harlem Renaissance.
"Recruitment Broadside, "Men of Color" (1863)" is a form of typography by Fredrick Douglass that dates back to the Civil War to encourage black men to fight in the war for freedom and equal rights.
This portrait of Langston Hughes dates back to the Harlem Renaissance where Langton was a black activist, poet, and novelist. The book illustrated may symbolize "The Weary Blues" , a book of poems that focused on the African American experience.
The Nat Turner Theater published a magazine Revolt! The magazine mainly published black activists during the Civil Rights Movement. This illustration with the shape of Africa encourages blacks to revolt during this horrific era. This piece blends history with simple drawing Art.
"Pvt. Marguerite M. Chase (1944)" is a painting of a black women in an army uniform. This illustration symbolizes how black women earned the right to serve in WW2.
This image includes Andrew Carnegie and Booker T. Washington at the 25th anniversary of Tuskegee Institute founded by Booker T. Washington. Washington was a former slave that paved the way for blacks on the rise to economic stability.
This image depicts Jean-Baptiste Pointe du Sable with a shovel and cap. It also includes a black enchained mother and her baby. This image symbolizes how blacks were vital roles in building cities in Chicago for exchange of a more urban lifestyle.
This portrait Sister Mary Paul Lewis in typical nun clothing. However, this portrait implements Black History because The Sisters of the Holy Family was predominantly African American nuns when most order weren't during the timing.
Library Series: The Schomburg is a painting that depicted the everyday activities of individuals (especially black ones) during the Harlem Renaissance, which is why many faces were brown. The library was usually crowded. The Harlem Renaissance became a cultural movement for black individuals.
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