Harlem Renaissance

By: Erin Nolan

Aaron Duoglas had an unique artistic style that made people interested in African art. Douglas created powerful pieces that showed African Americans life and struggles including this one which shows this black community working together.
In this picture by Charles White it shows how Blacks had a freedom of speech in the Harlem. This shows that blacks could talk and share secrets with one another without being scared of whites.
Louis Armstong is one of the most important artists in the Harlem Renaissance. He was famous for his unique voice. He is also most important for his trumpet. He brought new nature into the jazz world and created a new kind of jazz.
Hughes produced poems, plays, and novels focused on black life. His first national attention was when he wrote "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" which won a poetry prize which soon he became one of the leading figures in the Harlem Renaissance.
William was known for his landscapes and scenes on daily life among African Americans. His paintings are considered "folk" paintings using bright colors and two detention figures. William really focuses on how in the Harlem most African Americans had to leave the South due to racism had to really change their life around to get to the North.
In this photo by Peter Stackpole these people are doing the jitterbug dance. Social dance played an important role in the Harlem life. In Harlem people would come together to enjoy themselves dancing and listening to jazz music.
In Harlem they had clubs that played jazz music which brought blacks and whites loved. This photo by Albert Fenn shows how the love of jazz music and dancing that brought whites and blacks together.
Jacob Lawrence created a picture showing how in Harlem, blacks weren't considered slaves or rich.There social statuses were changing. They were freed to do anything they wanted.
In this photo it shows how when jazz music was created when African Americans blending different types of tunes together. Jazz music created different emotions that whites and blacks could enjoy together.
This picture by Edward Burra shows the happiness of blacks playing, dancing, and listening to jazz. In Harlem blacks just wanted to be equal and jazz seemed to help the whites and blacks come together.
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