The Harlem Renaissance
What does the term "Great Migration" refer to? Why did it occur?
Why is the term "Harlem Renaissance" used to describe this period of literary activity?
What was the common bond among among the writers of this period?
What role did literature play in the struggle of racial injustice in their era?
- Aaron Douglas was an African-American painter and a major figure in the Harlem Renaissance.
- Born: May 26, 1898,
- Died: February 3, 1979
Laura Wheeler Waring
Laura Wheeler Waring was an African-American artist and educator, best known for her paintings of prominent African Americans produced during the Harlem Renaissance. She also taught art for more than 30 years at Cheyney University in Pennsylvania.
Beauford Delaney was an American modernist painter. He is remembered for his work with the Harlem Renaissance in the 1930s and 1940s, as well as his later works in abstract expressionism following his move to Paris in the 1950s.