Langston Hughes is a well known as an American poet. Langston Hughes was born James Mercer Langston Hughes on February 1, 1902, and died 65 years later May 22, 1967. Langston Hughes made his mark in literature during the Harlem Renaissance as more than just a poet. Langston Hughes was a novelist, playwright, and social activist. Through his works he spoke out on racism, inequality all while still celebrating Black Culture.
Such personification mirrors Dunbar’s use of figurative language, which relates the poems in more ways than one. Dunbar touches on human features such as cheeks and eyes in his poem but also uses a spiritual element to advance his point of view. Furthermore, “We Wear the Mask” was written in 1896; a period in American history that was post-slavery but still had widespread discrimination. The spiritual connotation within Dunbar’s poem can allude to African American churches and/or the hymns slaves sung on plantations. Nevertheless, the struggle of African Americans is a symbol of both presented
Weston showed his thoughts about this way of making music as the only way for development of black musicians because the artists should own everything (lyrics, rhythm, feelings...) and they should stop working for the others. In short, the black musicians tried their best to get out of the control of the European-American and express their true feelings to other people. One of the new functions of Afro-American music during that period of time was showing the thoughts of musicians not only to the black people, but to the American citizens. At the first steps, they gained some certain success. For instance, in the 1970s, the golden period of black bands, soul became much more popular than before, funk songs having intelligent and philosophical lyrics were
What is the Blues? In the words of B.B. King, “Blues is a simple music and I’m a simple man” (qtd. in King and Ritz). From its simple and primitive origins, not only has the Blues affected culture throughout the Deep South, but Southern culture has had a strong influence on the creation of the Blues and its musicians. The Blues’ unique sound came from the slave songs, such as the work songs and field hollers of the enslaved African Americans (PBS). Nearly every song on the radio today has its roots in the Delta Blues.
Tanner move with his family in Philadephia for better a life. At the age of 13, Tanner went to African American art convention in Philadephia he fascinated by the beauty of black art. Tanner wanted further his dreams in artistic world by attending college in Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Tanners he was the only African-American student that went PAFA his creative expertise was undefined by the color his skin. During this time African American were struggling to find their own passion and identity in art, so Tanner went Paris to fulfill his dreams.
Lots of warm colors such as light-orange, light-pink and light-blue in the background creates a comfortable atmosphere to show two females naturalistic, and connected background as uses realistic color, but makes lighter than two females figures at the front to support them to pops up. On the other hand, Two Girls in a Garden by Schmidt-Rottluff to give more richness in colors, but he does not mix any other colors to make shadows, or silhouettes as Renoir. So, in that sense, the female figures in a garden look 2-D. He painted to his piece with strong primary color, such as blue, red, and green. Even he has a limited palette of colors, he creates thick black outlines black thick outlines of the two female figures. Renoir and Schmidt-Rottluff 's ability of using colors makes Renoir 's piece naturalistic, but also Schmidt-Rottluff creates
He created mysterious and distorted dream landscapes with disconnected elements, and heightened contrasts of long shadows and intense light. b. He has the ability to blur the lines between real and supernatural. c. He combines Fauvism and Cubism, creating a fantasy world with floating and unrelated elements. d. He depicts gentle, lyrical imagery rather than disturbing or Freudian scenes. e. He juxtaposed strange and monstrous material objects with painted human forms.
The Oxford Dictionary defines it as “a revival of art and literature under the influence of classical models throughout the period.” The Harlem Renaissance, which involved the migration of African Americans, was a period of time where African Americans moved up north and had the opportunity to finally express themselves through their cultural arts. These arts were not only broadcasted as entertainment, but as well as a civil rights movement. With African Americans still fighting for their recognition and rights in America, they wanted to show what they were really capable of. This lead to the Renaissance being a phenomenal and inspiring cultural awakening for the African Americans which lead to social change.
During the Great Migration, thousands of African Americans moved to Harlem for job opportunities, affordable housing, and to escape the blatant racism of the South. Along the mass immigration, came cultural influences such as blues and jazz music, which had stemmed from African spirituals. Poetry also became a large part of the culture with many poems following similar rhythms as those found in blues music. Writers tackled the theme of racial injustice for the first time and brought a sense of racial identity to the African American community. The writers of the Harlem Renaissance era exhibited strength through their writing that transcended to their communities.
“In 1829, African-American abolitionist David Walker wrote an incendiary pamphlet that argued for the end of slavery and discrimination in the United States.” () David Walker believed that White America had forced assimilation policies or displaced and overwhelmed disruption in the African American communities. In African American Literature there are common themes such as protest, recovery, celebration and assimilation. Assimilation is one of the themes Walker wrote about often. In “Black Boy” Walker will show African-American how assimilation is used against them.
They all gave us something to learn from and they gave us something to enrich our American Culture. The African American culture had a really big impact with historical events, challenges and obstacles and things the American Culture can learn from them. If the African Americans were never brought over to the United States things would be a lot different here. In the 18th century the plantation system had a big impact on the enslaved Africans.
To be truly educated is to be in a position to inquire and to create on the basis of the resources available to you. Having the motivation and the ability to pursue inquiry and discovery on one’s own is an essential tool. Two examples of people who were seen as truly educated were Frederick Douglass and Malcolm X. The qualities that helped Frederick Douglass and Malcolm X become truly educated were intellectual curiosity, being well read, and having self-awareness. These qualities are shown in Learning to Read and Write by Frederick Douglass, a famous slave, and A Homemade Education by Malcolm X. Frederick Douglass and Malcolm X displayed intellectual curiosity on certain occasions in their life.
Throughout world history many people have been known to become famous for various reasons. Though I feel like current role models in our world are becoming less worthy of their famous title compare to people such as Frederick Douglass. His contribution was to the antislavery movement and began at a convention not long after he escaped prison. He acted as a public speaker agent for the antislavery movement, exceling during chaotic times, to continue his help with slave abolitionists. Frederick Douglass wrote a narrative of his life, providing incidents of his life which offer another perspective of slavery for his readers.
Frederick Douglass’s life is living proof of the injustice that took place in slavery. His life exemplified dehumanization on a daily basis. Blacks were not shown as “humans” at this day and age, as Frederick’s life is an example of the cruel practices of slavery. His life shows the significance of the many struggles that were brought upon him and other slaves for human and civil rights. Douglass grew up on captain Anthony’s plantation with hundreds of other slaves.