Modernism Era (Harlem Renaissance)

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    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded. Which led black people to be more creative.
  • The beginning The Harlem Renaissance

    The beginning The Harlem Renaissance
    The Harlem Renaissance began in the the 1920's . At the time it was know as the "New Negro Movement." The Movement also included the new African-American cultural expressions across the urban areas in the Northeast and Midwest United States affected by the Great Migration.
  • Stride

    Harlem Stride Piano, stride piano, commonly abbreviated to stride, is a jazz piano style that was developed in the large cities of the East Coast, mainly New York, during the 1920's
  • Jazz Musicians

    Jazz Musicians
    Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton, and Willie "The Lion" Smith were very talented Afican-American musicians, considered to have laid the foundation for future musicians.
  • Jazz Music

    Jazz Music
    During this period, the musical style of blacks was becoming more and more attractive to whites. African-Americans were having a purpose in Amerian culture.
  • Savoy Ballroom

    Savoy Ballroom
    Harlem's Savoy BallroomThe Savoy Ballroom in Harlem opens. It could hold up to 4,000 people in it. Where people went to go dance and listen to jazz music.
  • Shuffle Along

    Shuffle Along
    The first musical revue written and performed by African-Americans, Shuffle Along, by Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake opens on May 22 at the David Belasco Theater on Broadway. African Americans are finally being accpeted into the American culturl.
  • Howard University Gallery of Art

    Howard University Gallery of Art
    James V. Herring founds the Howard University Gallery of Art. James Vernon Herring was an African-American artist and professor of art at Howard University. White people are starting to notice black art.
  • "The First American Jazz Concert"

    "The First American Jazz Concert"
    The new musical form known as jazz is showcased at Aeolian Hall in New York in the “First American Jazz Concert”. Jazz is now a natioal music genre.
  • Negro Arts

    Negro Arts
    The Negro Art theatre is founded in June. This was a place where black poeple can go lo=earn how to act.
  • The Green Pasture

    The Green Pasture
    Marc Connelly’s The Green Pastures opens on Broadway on February 26, with an all-black cast. People are starting to find black art entertaining.
  • Savage School of Arts and Crafts

    Savage School of Arts and Crafts
    Artist Augusta Savage opens the Savage School of Arts and Crafts in Harlem
  • The Negro Author: His Development in America

    The Negro Author: His Development in America
    Vernon Loggins’ The Negro Author: His Development in America to 1900 is published. This book is about how Vernon Loggin feels about how black people changed America.
  • The Dream Keeper

    The Dream Keeper
    Langston Hughes publishes The Dream Keeper. Langston Hughe was a very successful aurthor during this time period.
  • The Harlem Renaissance Ends

    The Harlem Renaissance Ends
    The depression hit the African-American segment of the population hard; layoffs and housing foreclosures shut many blacks out of the American Dream.