The exhibition - The Renaissance: Black Arts of the Twenties - showcased the evolution and achievements of the Renaissance, which was the explosion of literary, visual, performance, and cinematic creativity generated by black artists between the end of World War I and the early days of the Great Depression. Represented is the creativity of Marian Anderson, Richard Barthe, Countee Cullen, Aaron Douglas, Duke Ellington, Meta Warrick Fuller, Roland Hayes, Zora Neale Hurston, Malvin Gray Johnson, Alain Locke, "Jelly Roll" Morton, Paul Robeson, George Schuyler, and Wallace Thurman, among others. The exhibition, held at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum, ran from September 1985-December 1986.
Clips and full sound recordings performed by African American musicians, including Sam Morgan's Jazz Band, Sidney Bechet, Thomas "Fats" Waller, Duke Ellington, Eubie Blake, Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Edward "Kid" Ory, and James P. Johnson.
Music. Part of The Renaissance: Black Arts of the Twenties Audiovisual Records. AV003437: undated. AV003440: dated 19861110.
Music for Harlem Renaissance, Exhibition Records AV03-024, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
African American musicians
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