Harlem Renaissance History & Art

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Harlem Renaissance History & Art

  1. 1. Harlem Renaissance! History & Art
  2. 2. Harlem through the Eyes of James Van Der Zee
  3. 3. History The Great Migration
  4. 4. The Great Migration- Escaping Jim Crow Laws * Black people weren’t allowed to vote - Poll Taxes - Literacy /Comprehension Tests - Grandfather Clauses * Black people were segregated. -Had different schools than white people -Weren’t allowed to sit in the same places at restaurants, buses, etc.
  5. 5. Jim Crow Blues by Charles Davenport I'm tired of being Jim Crowed, gonna’ leave this Jim Crow town, Doggone my black soul, I'm sweet Chicago bound, Yes, Sir, I'm leavin' here, from this ole Jim Crow town. I'm going up North, where they think money grows on trees, I don't give a doggone, if ma black soul should freeze I'm goin' where I don't need no B.V.D.s .
  6. 6. Jacob Lawrence The Migration of the Negro
  7. 7. Jacob Lawrence Self-Portrait http://www.whitney.org/jacoblawrence/art/self_portrait.html
  8. 8. Aaron Douglas
  9. 9. Augusta Savage The Harp

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