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1 Harlem Renaissance Andre Morris 2/13/07

2 African American men of the Harlem Renaissance

3 Men of the Harlem Renaissance
Picture of artist. Name of artist, lifespan and birth place. Type of Work and Common Themes Most Famous Works Claude McKay September 5,1889- James Hill Clarendon, Jamaica Novels and poetry and short stories. Humanist and communist styles of writing Banjo (1929) and Banana Bottom Langston Hughs February 1, Joplin, Missouri novelist, playwright, short story writer, and newspaper columnist. Racism and poverty The Weary Blues. Knopf, 1926 Fine Clothes to the Jew. Knopf, 1927 The Negro Mother and Other Dramatic Richard Wright September 4, 1908 November 28,1960 Roxie, Mississippi Fiction and non-fiction stories racism Black Boy James Weldon Johnson June 17,1871 June 26,1938 Jacksonville, Florida poet, diplomat, songwriter, attorney, journalist, writer, and educator. Lift Every Voice and Sing (1899) Fifty Years and Other Poems (1917) God's Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse (1927) Saint Peter Relates an Incident (1935) Selected Poems (1936)

4 Langston Hugh’s Weary Blues
Droning a drowsy syncopated tune, 2          Rocking back and forth to a mellow croon, 3              I heard a Negro play. 4          Down on Lenox Avenue the other night 5          By the pale dull pallor of an old gas light 6              He did a lazy sway .... 7              He did a lazy sway .... 8          To the tune o' those Weary Blues. 9          With his ebony hands on each ivory key 10        He made that poor piano moan with melody. 11            O Blues! 12        Swaying to and fro on his rickety stool 13        He played that sad raggy tune like a musical fool. 14            Sweet Blues! 15        Coming from a black man's soul. 16            O Blues! 17        In a deep song voice with a melancholy tone 18        I heard that Negro sing, that old piano moan-- 19            "Ain't got nobody in all this world, 20            Ain't got nobody but ma self. 21             I's gwine to quit ma frownin' 22             And put ma troubles on the shelf." 23        Thump, thump, thump, went his foot on the floor. 24        He played a few chords then he sang some more-- 25            "I got the Weary Blues 26            And I can't be satisfied. 27            Got the Weary Blues 28            And can't be satisfied-- 29            I ain't happy no mo' 30            And I wish that I had died." 31        And far into the night he crooned that tune. 32        The stars went out and so did the moon. 33        The singer stopped playing and went to bed 34        While the Weary Blues echoed through his head. 35        He slept like a rock or a man that's dead. The poem is about a man sing the blues most likely a victim to poverty and racism

5 African American Women of the Harlem Renaissance

6 Women of the Harlem Renaissance
Picture of artist. Name of artist, lifespan and birth place. Type of Work and Common Themes Most Famous Works Angelina Weld Grimke February 27, 1880 June 10,1958 Boston,Massachutsetts Poetry playwright Women rights especially African American women Rachel Zora neale Hurston January 7,1891 January 28,1960 Notasulga, Alabama Playwright and a novelist Poverty and Women rights There eyes are watching god Nella Larsen April 30,1891 March 30,1964 Chicago, Illinois Novelist Poverty and hatred to mixed people Quicksand Passing Jessie Redmon Fauset April 27,1882 April 30,1961 Snow Hill, New Jersey editor, poet, essayist and novelist There Is Confusion The Chinaberry Tree

7 African American Musicians of the Harlem Renaissance

8 Musicians of the Harlem Renaissance
Picture of Musicians Name, Lifespan Birthplace Type of music Most famous song Louis Armstrong August 4,1901 July 6,1971 New Orleans, Louisiana Jazz Hello, Dolly! Duke Ellington April 29,1899 May 24,1974 Washington D.C I'm Beginning To See The Light W.C Handy November 16, 1873 March 28, 1958 Florence, Alabama Memphis Blues

9 African American Artists of the Harlem Renaissance

10 African American Artists of the Harlem Renaissance
Name of Painter Lifespan and birth place Type of work Picture of work Henry Bannarn Wetumpka, Oklahoma July 17, 1910 September 20, 1965 Painter, sculptor Aaron Douglas Topeka, Kansas May 26,1898 February 3,1879 painter Edward Burra South Kensington, London

11 CONCLUSION What I learned was that were many African American people that have influenced our community today such as, Langston Hughes who influenced our literature and Louis Armstrong who influenced our music. Pictures from

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