Presentation on theme: "The Harlem Renaissance created an environment where art flourished in a rediscovery of the past, a celebration of the present, and a determination to."— Presentation transcript:
The Harlem Renaissance created an environment where art flourished in a rediscovery of the past, a celebration of the present, and a determination to change the future.
From 1919 to 1929, Harlem, New York became the capitol of cultural activity for African-Americans. It began with...
founder of Niagara Movement founder of Niagara Movement founder of N.A.A.C.P. founder of N.A.A.C.P. editor of The Crisis editor of The Crisis
“Lift every voice and Sing till the earth and heaven ring. Ring with the harmonies of Liberty;” historian diplomat novelist poet lawyer songwriter editor civil rights leader
formed the Universal Negro Improvement Association,formed the Universal Negro Improvement Association, began the “back to Africa movement”began the “back to Africa movement”
“I've known rivers: Ancient, dusky rivers, My soul has grown deep like the rivers.”
“Your grief and mine Must intertwine Like sea and river, Be fused and mingle, Diverse yet single, Forever and forever”
The most important Blues singer of the 1920’s was...
He was the first to record a song with scat!
Jazz and the Blues Duke Ellington Fats Waller
Josephine Baker Paris Nightclubs Dance & Song French Resistance fight against Nazis
Paul Robeson Harvard Law School All American Football Player Writer Baritone Singer 1st African American to Play Othello on Stage
Works Cited Alexander, Scott. The Red Hot Jazz Archive. Technoir, Inc. Bearden, Romare & Harry Henderson. A History of African- American Artists. New York: Pantheon Books, Driskell, David, David L. Lewis, & Deborah W. Ryan. Harlem Renaissance: Art of Black America. New York: Abradale Press, National Museum of American Art. National Museum of American Art: 1997 Netnoir’s Black History Month. Netnoir, Inc.: Salley, Columbus. The Black 100. New York: Citadel Press, 1993.