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Harlem Renaissance
Andre Morris
2/13/07
African American men of
the Harlem Renaissance
Men of the Harlem Renaissance
Picture of
artist.
Name of artist,
lifespan and birth
place.
Claude McKay
September 5,1889James Hill Clarendon, Jamaica
Type of Work
and Common
Themes
Novels and poetry and short
stories.
Humanist and communist
styles of writing
Most Famous
Works
Banjo (1929) and Banana
Bottom
Langston Hughs
February 1,1902-1967
Joplin, Missouri
novelist, playwright, short
story writer, and newspaper
columnist. Racism and poverty
The Weary Blues. Knopf, 1926
Fine Clothes to the Jew. Knopf,
1927
The Negro Mother and Other
Dramatic
Richard Wright
September 4, 1908 November
28,1960
Roxie, Mississippi
Fiction and non-fiction stories
racism
Black Boy
poet, diplomat, songwriter,
attorney, journalist, writer,
and educator.
Lift Every Voice and Sing (1899)
Fifty Years and Other Poems
James Weldon Johnson
June 17,1871 June 26,1938
Jacksonville, Florida
(1917)
God's Trombones: Seven Negro
Sermons in Verse (1927)
Saint Peter Relates an Incident
(1935)
Selected Poems (1936)
Langston Hugh’s Weary Blues
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Droning a drowsy syncopated tune,
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Rocking back and forth to a mellow croon,
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I heard a Negro play.
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Down on Lenox Avenue the other night
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By the pale dull pallor of an old gas light
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He did a lazy sway ....
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He did a lazy sway ....
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To the tune o' those Weary Blues.
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With his ebony hands on each ivory key
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He made that poor piano moan with melody.
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O Blues!
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Swaying to and fro on his rickety stool
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He played that sad raggy tune like a musical fool.
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Sweet Blues!
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Coming from a black man's soul.
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O Blues!
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In a deep song voice with a melancholy tone
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I heard that Negro sing, that old piano moan-19
"Ain't got nobody in all this world,
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Ain't got nobody but ma self.
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I's gwine to quit ma frownin'
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And put ma troubles on the shelf."
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Thump, thump, thump, went his foot on the floor.
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He played a few chords then he sang some more-25
"I got the Weary Blues
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And I can't be satisfied.
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Got the Weary Blues
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And can't be satisfied-29
I ain't happy no mo'
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And I wish that I had died."
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And far into the night he crooned that tune.
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The stars went out and so did the moon.
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The singer stopped playing and went to bed
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While the Weary Blues echoed through his head.
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The poem is about a
man sing the blues
most likely a victim to
poverty and racism
African American Women of
the Harlem Renaissance
Women of the Harlem Renaissance
Picture of artist.
Name of artist, lifespan and
birth place.
Type of Work and Common
Themes
Most Famous Works
Angelina Weld Grimke
Poetry
playwright
Women rights especially African
American women
Rachel
Zora neale Hurston
January 7,1891
January 28,1960
Notasulga, Alabama
Playwright and a novelist
Poverty and Women rights
There eyes are watching god
Nella Larsen
April 30,1891
March 30,1964
Chicago, Illinois
Novelist
Poverty and hatred to mixed
people
Quicksand
Passing
Jessie Redmon Fauset
April 27,1882
April 30,1961
Snow Hill, New Jersey
editor, poet, essayist and
novelist
February 27, 1880
June 10,1958
Boston,Massachutsetts
There Is Confusion
The Chinaberry Tree
African American Musicians
of the Harlem Renaissance
Musicians of the Harlem Renaissance
Picture of Musicians
Name, Lifespan
Birthplace
Type of music
Most famous song
Louis Armstrong
August 4,1901
July 6,1971
New Orleans, Louisiana
Jazz
Hello, Dolly!
Duke Ellington
April 29,1899
May 24,1974
Washington D.C
Jazz
I'm Beginning To See The Light
W.C Handy
November 16, 1873
March 28, 1958
Florence, Alabama
Jazz
Memphis Blues
African American Artists of
the Harlem Renaissance
African American Artists of the
Harlem Renaissance
Name of
Painter
Lifespan
and birth
place
Type of
work
Henry Bannarn
Wetumpka, Oklahoma
July 17, 1910
September 20, 1965
Painter, sculptor
painter
Aaron Douglas
Topeka, Kansas
May 26,1898
February 3,1879
Edward Burra
South Kensington, London
painter
Picture of
work
CONCLUSION
What I learned was that were many
African American people that have
influenced our community today such as,
Langston Hughes who influenced our
literature and Louis Armstrong who
influenced our music.
 Pictures from Wikipedia.com
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