W.E.B. DuBois had a major role in the Harlem Renaissance. W.E.B. was the leading voice in the African American community for several years. Also, he helped to find the National Association for the Advancement of Colored people. DuBois then became the editor of a magazine series called "The Crisis". DuBois believed African Americans should be well educated etc .
Marcus Garvey, Jamaican, created the UNIA ( Universal Negro Improvement Association ). Garvey's philosophy during this time period was that his group the UNIA should only involve African Americans unlike the NAACP that involve blacks and whites. He believed that Africans could and should look out for their own interest, without involvements from whites. Had no hate for the white men. Garvey was critical about the NAACP and W.E.B. DuBois , he thought that the NAACP undermined and discouraged African Americans. Garvey was sent to prison for mail fraud, when he got released in 1927 he was forced to leave the country. The UNIA collapsed.
Aaron Douglas was an artist during the Harlem Renassance. One of his famous pieces was the "Mural at Club Ebony". Douglas focus of his work was to show the experience of African Americans. His works were important because his works won fame and recognition during the Harlem Renaissance.
James Weldon Johnson
James Weldon Johnson was an artist during the Harlem Renaissance. One of Johnson's most fame building and notable writings was "God's Trombones". God's Trombones were poems patterned African American religion oratory. His writings were important because his works were explained what all African Americans faced during his times.
10 sentences . what i learned about the Harlem Renaissance .
I learned that the 1920's was a very booming time in the society, however especially in the African American community. This happened from several reasons. First because around this time African Americans were still facing hard ships with racism and prejudice toward them during this time. So inspite of it African American writers and poets would write and recite about their hardships ans hard time the blacks got in general. Many reached high fame from their works and got noticed by many. Also, during this era African Americans were advancing. Groups like the UNIA ( Universal Negro Improvement Association ) and the NAACP ( National Association for the Advancement of colored people. With this it help too end discrimination and mistreatment toward African Americans. Although, through this all this time period was the rebirth for African Americans. From the music to the writers and poets to the advancement groups. This was the big boom era ; the Harlem Renaissance.
Bessie Smith was a very famous and idolized woman during this time. A song she mad was Down Hearted Blues. It was about love and how blacks were treated during this time. This important because a lot could relate to her songs and the really enjoyed her music.