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The Renaissance: Black Arts of the South Exhibit Tape

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Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Subject:
Garvey, Marcus 1887-1940
Fuller, Meta Warrick 1877-1968
Du Bois, W. E. B (William Edward Burghardt) 1868-1963
Randolph, A. Philip (Asa Philip) 1889-1979
McKay, Claude 1890-1948
Johnson, James Weldon 1871-1938
Fauset, Jessie Redmon
Larsen, Nella
Thurman, Wallace 1902-1934
Van Vechten, Carl 1880-1964
Cullen, Countee 1903-1946
Hughes, Langston 1902-1967
Johnson, Georgia Douglas 1886-1966
Locke, Alain 1885-1954
Johnson, Charles Spurgeon 1893-1956
White, Walter 1893-1955
Burleigh, H. T (Harry Thacker) 1866-1949
Douglas, Aaron
Richardson, Willis 1889-1977
Barthé, Richmond 1901-1989
Motley, Archibald John 1891-1981
Walker, C. J. Madam 1867-1919
Robeson, Paul 1898-1976
Toomer, Jean 1894-1967
Gilpin, Charles S (Charles Sidney) 1878-1930
Hayes, Roland 1887-1977
Still, William Grant 1895-1978
Johnson, William H. 1901-1970
Johnson, Sargent 1888-1967
Jones, Lois Mailou 1905-1998
Bledsoe, Jules 1898-1943
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Henderson, Fletcher 1897-1952
Smith, Mamie
Smith, Bessie 1894-1937
Universal Negro Improvement Association
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
National Urban League
Cotton Club
Connie's Inn (New York, N.Y.)
Small's Paradise (Nightclub : Harlem, New York, N.Y.)
Savoy Ballroom (Harlem, New York, N.Y.)
Black Swan (Sound recording label)
Anacostia Community Museum
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Physical description:
1 open reel 1/4 inch sound recording
Culture:
African American
Type:
Sound recordings
Narration
Place:
Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1985
Circa 1985
Notes:
Title transcribed from physical asset.
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.
Summary:
During the audio tour of exhibition, The Renaissance: Black Arts of the Twenties, narrator Robert Hall presents the evolution and achievements of black creative expression beginning in Harlem and spreading across the United States during th 1920s. Literary, visual, performance, and cinematic achievements are profiled. Including brief biographical histories and achievements by Marcus Garvey, James Weldon Johnson, Jessie Fauset, A. Philip Randolph, Claude McKay, Nella Larson, Carl Van Vechten, Countee Cullen, Alain Locke, Harry T. Burleigh, Paul Robeson, Roland Hayes, Lois Mailou Jones, Jules Bledsoe, Fletcher Henderson, Bessie Smith, and Mamie Smith.
Audio tour narration. Part of The Renaissance: Black Arts of the Twenties Audiovisual Records.Undated.
Cite as:
The Renaissance: Black Arts of the South Exhibit Tape, Exhibition Records AV03-024, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
African Americans
African American women
Harlem Renaissance
African American authors
African American women authors
Authors
African American poets
Poets
African American artists
Artists
Sculpture
Painting
African Americans in the performing arts
Dramatists
Musical theater
African American musicians
Musicians
Spirituals (Songs)
Jazz
Blues (Music)
Museum exhibits
Local number:
ACMA AV002682
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Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

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