The Harlem Renaissance
He helped try to stop discrimination and also he helped the NAACP. He helped and edited the Crisis magazine. BY doing this he tried to stop discrimination and racism to the colored.
He founded UNIA and he had a philosophy that says Back to Africa. He did not really have a good relationship with W.E.B. DuBois he felt that he was undermining them and discourage their pride. The FBI got evidence that he had mail fraud and then he went to prison. When he got out he had to leave the country.
He used artwork to show how hard they had to work and their daily struggles. This painting is called Fulton and Nostrand.
James Weldon Johnson
He had a song that him and his brother wrote that was called " lift every voice and sing". This song was used as the NAACP anthem two decades after it was made.
He had made a song that is still around today called "When the Saints go marching in". It was about when the saints marched in for war.
In the roaring 20's a lot of things was changing and evolving. The Harlem Renaissance was also a major part in the 1920's. It was a lot of changes for African Americans. They started to lose jobs and stuff since people from WW1 was back. So while they was losing there jobs to the whites; there was some that was getting famous. There were new African Americans that was musicians, writers, artist, and people who found new organizations like the NAACP. They also found UNIA. These organizations are supposed to help the colored. They also was supposed to help with racism and segregation. Although the organizations didn't care for each other but they both still helped. In conclusion the 1920's had a lot of stuff but the Harlem Renaissance had a lot to do with it and helped the colored.