Drawing in Two Colors Digital History ID 2482

Drawing in Two Colors

Credit: Library of Congress
Media type: lithograph
Museum Number: LC-USZC4-5687
Annotation: In the early 1900s, large numbers of African Americans migrated to northern cities from the South. The Harlem Renaissance materialized in New York City as a result of this mass migration. The movement celebrated African American culture and traditions through literature, art, music, and dance. Poet and writer Langston Hughes, musician Duke Ellington, and scholar W.E.B. Du Bois were among the prominent figures to emerge from the Renaissance period. This lithograph illustrates an interpretation of Harlem Jazz.
Year: 1920

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