The Moderenist Era

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  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

    National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
    http://www.naacp.org/blog/entry/naacp-and-gilead-sciences-announce-commitment-to-action-at-cgi NAACP was founded by W.E.B du Bois and relates to the theme of life, liberty , and pursuit of happiness by ensuring politcal, educational, social, and economical rights to all people.
  • The Great Migration

    The Great Migration
    <ahref='http://http://www.ted.com/talks/parag_khanna_maps_the_future_of_countries.html' >Mapping of future countries</a> The Great Migration was the relocation of 6 million African Americans from the rural South to the cities of the North, Midwest and West from 1916 to 1970, which impacted urban life in the United States.
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    The Harlem Renaissance

    The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural movement for African Americans, which made an immense impact on for the first time, it was acceptable for Americans of both races as equals to make and exploit social contact.
  • The "Blues"

    The "Blues"
    The blues genre is based on the blues form but possesses other characteristics by modernizing lyrics, bass lines, and instruments.
  • the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League

     the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League
    The UNIA-ACL, founded by Marcus Garvey, advocated reuniting all people of African ancestry into one community with one absolute government. The movement encouraged African-Americans to come together, and feel pride in their heritage and race.
  • The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

    The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man
    mes Weldon Johnson's novel Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man was published ,which displays how biracial people had to choose between embracing their black heritage or passing by as a white person.
  • Bessie Smith

    Bessie Smith
    She was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s. She is often regarded as one of the greatest singers of her era after her song Down Hearted Blues was released.
  • "The Weary Blues"

    "The Weary Blues"
    The Weary Blues songA book of poems by Langston Hughs who was a central figure of the Harlem Renaissance, the flowering of African-American culture in 1920's and 30's by his poetry, novels, plays, and essays to champion his people and voice his concerns about race and social justice.
  • The Harmon Foundation

    The Harmon Foundation
    The Harmon Foundation holds its first annual art exhibition of works by African American artists, where Palmer Hayden and Hale Woodruff win top awards, which related to the modernist era by giving African Americans recognition.
  • Duke Ellington performs

    Duke Ellington performs
    The Harlem Renaissance Jazz and BluesHe played the piano in New York City and wrote more than 1,000 compositions, which many remain popular today.
  • Wallace Thurman's play Harlem

    Wallace Thurman's play Harlem
    Harlem was written with William Jourdan Rapp and it opened at the Apollo Theater on Broadway and became hugely successful. It was the highlights of the Williams family’s attempt to escape economic hardships for a brighter future during the great migration.
  • The Blacker the Berry: A Novel of Negro Life

    The Blacker the Berry: A Novel of Negro Life
    Wallace Thurman’s published his novel "The Blacker the Berry" which explored discrimination within the black community based on skin color, with lighter skin being more highly valued.
  • Aaron Douglas painting " Aspects of a Negro Life"

    Aaron Douglas painting " Aspects of a Negro Life"
    The Harlem Renaissance Art HistoryIt is symbolic of the migration of African peoples from the rural South and the Caribbean to the urban industrial centers of the North just after World War I.
  • Harlem Race Riot

    Harlem Race Riot
    Riots sparked by anger over discrimination by white-owned businesses relates to life by the challenges people go through by discrimination.
  • Les Fétiches

    Les Fétiches
    Published by Lois Mailou Jones, who was the only African-American female painter of the 1930s and 1940s to achieve fame abroad,Les Fetiches reflected the modernist era by depicting masks in five distinct, ethnic styles.
  • "The Migration of the Negro" by Jacob Lawrence

    "The Migration of the Negro" by Jacob Lawrence
    The series depicted the Great Migration of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North, which was out of the ordinary before.