The Harlem Renaissance

Eric Owens

W.E.B. DuBois

  • 1909 helped found the National Association for the Advancement of the colored people.

  • Had been leading the voice in the African American community for many years.

  • Magazine editor of The Crisis

  • Promoted a great African American arts movement in New York City in the 1920s
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Marcus Garvey

- He founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association

- He believed that African Americans should look off of their own interests and don't involve whites

- Garvey and DuBois didn't get along they had differing viewpoints

- He was sent to jail for mail fraud

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Artwork- Aaron Douglas

- Aaron Douglas

- Song of the Towers (artwork)

- Looks at African American's origins from Africa

- This was important because it helped show people where African Americans are from and their struggle

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Writers- Langston Hughes

-Langston Hughes

- The Negro Mother

- The poem is about a mother telling her children their life in slavery and how it helped her children to be free

- This was important because told America about the struggles of a slave and how African Americans should enjoy their freedom

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Musicians- Duke Ellington

- Duke Ellington

- Jeep's Blues

- Its about him showing his emotions through his music

- The song is important because it shows how he is feeling and the mood of the era

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Harlem Renaissance Summary

What I learned was that black men were trying to express how they was feeling. W.E.B. DuBois he helped found the National Association for the Advancement of the colored people. Also he promoted a great African American arts movement in New York City in the 1920s. Marcus Garvey founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association. Also he believed that African Americans should look off of their own interests and don't involve whites. Aaron Douglas he was an famous musician. He was important because of the music that he was making for his fans. Langston Hughes he wrote a famous poem named the Negro Mother. It was a good poem that was written from him. So that's what i had learned.