Tylan Jones

W.E.B DuBois

~Leading voice in the African American community

~Founded the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

~Editor of Crisis which showcased African American issues and work

~Wanted African Americans to have equal rights as the whites

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Marcus Garvey

~Organized Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA)

~ Promoted self-reliance for African Americans

~Garvey believed that the NAACP undermined and discouraged African American pride and self-confidence

~In 1923 the FBI collected enough evidence to charge Garvey with mail fraud

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~Aaron Douglas

~Boy with Toy Plane

~Displaying to the whites how the blacks felt

~Expressed the way African Americans were feeling


~Langston Hughes

~"As I Grew Older"

~About the struggles he went through being black and becoming a poet

~It inspired many people

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~Duke Ellington

~"It don't mean a thing"

~Basically saying if the music isn't catchy then no one will listen to it

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I learned that music, writing, and drawing got a lot of African Americans through the times of the Harlem Renaissance. Many creations of groups also helped many blacks fight for their freedom and for the equal rights they deserved. W.E.B. DuBois , the founder of the NAACP, worked with others to try to end discrimination and mistreatment of African Americans. Marcus Garvey believed that African Americans should look out for their own interests, without involvement from whites. In 1924 the National Urban League's magazine OPPORTUNITY sponsored a dinner at the New York Civic Club to bring together prominent publishers and editors with up-and -coming black writers.