Harlem Renaissance

Jarrell McClaren

W.E.B. DuBois

- He was the leading voice of African Americans

- Helped to found the NAACP

- He was the editor of the Crisis which gave African Americans voices

- He wanted African Americans to have equal rights to whites

Marcus Garvey

- Found the Universal Negro Improvement Association

- He believed could and should look out for their own interests without involving whites

- He had a bad relationship with DuBois and they didn't get along

- Garvey was convicted of mail fraud and sent to prison and was released and to leave the US

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Artwork of the Renaissance- Jacob Lawrence

- Jacob Lawrence

- Forward

- Portrayal of African-American life

- Art was about how African-Americans lived

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Writers of the Renaissance - Langston Hughes

- Langston Hughes

- Not Without Laughter

- Tells the story of Sandy Rogers

- Talks about life in the Middle West as a typical Negro family

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Musicians of the Renaissance - Louis Armstrong

- Louis Armstrong

- Wonderful World

- How beautiful the world is

- Make people feel good

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Summarization of the Harlem Renaissance

Good time for African-Americans to have a better life. Music influenced blacks. Writers told stories of African-American lives. Art work showed how African-Americans felt. W.E.B. DuBois founded the NAACP and gave African-Americans a voice. African-Americans did shows. African-Americans did performances. Marcus Garvey created the UNIA. Marcus Garvey believed that African-Americans should look out for their own interest without involving whites. African-Americans started getting jobs because of the war. This was a good time for African-Americans to show what they could do.