Harlem Renaissance. By: Morris Jackson. Jazz. The Harlem Renaissance was the beginning of jazz music Jazz was created by African Americans in a racist world, but it was enjoyed by all who listened to it.
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By: Morris Jackson
“The international appeal of jazz and its connection to common black life, accompanied by the sheer virtuosity of its musicians, encouraged black intellectuals in other fields to turn increasingly to specifically “Negro” aesthetic forms as a basis for innovation and self-expression” (Hutchinson)
Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, and Duke Ellington were some of the most famous musicians during that time.
The most famous poet during the Harlem Renaissance was Langston Hughes
What happens to a dream deferred?Does it dry upLike a raisin in the sun?Or fester like a sore--And then run?Does it stink like rotten meat?Or crust and sugar over--like a syrupy sweet?Maybe it just sagslike a heavy load.Or does it explode? Langston Hughes
The combination of jazz music and poetry strongly influenced the lives of everyone who listened
The pictures created were supposed to depict everyday life for African Americans
“NAACP, founded in 1909. Du Bois played a prominent part in the creation of the NAACP and became the association's director of research and editor of its magazine, The Crisis. In this role he wielded an unequaled influence among middle-class blacks and progressive whites as the propagandist for the black protest from 1910 until 1934” (Biography)
"history cannot ignore W.E.B. DuBois because history has to reflect truth and Dr. DuBois was a tireless explorer and a gifted discoverer of social truths. His singular greatness lay in his quest for truth about his own people. There were very few scholars who concerned themselves with honest study of the black man and he sought to fill this immense void. The degree to which he succeeded disclosed the great dimensions of the man." - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.