In order to analyze the impact that Louis Armstrong had on American jazz and the Civil Right’s Movement, there has to first be an understanding of the contributions of jazz to American culture. Jazz is a genre of music that was created in New Orleans by African Americans around the 1920’s. This form of music is based off of syncopation and improvisation, and comes in the style of dixieland, bebop, free jazz, and swing. Louis Armstrong, a famous jazz musician, had brilliant trumpet playing skills and a voice that made him widely popular across America, and well known by every race. Armstrong’s amazing abilities transformed jazz from being ensemble music into being a soloist art along with widely popularizing the use of scat.
Jazz became very popular and by the turn of the century New Orleans was flourishing not just as a ocean and stream port but additionally as a noteworthy entertainment city. While New Orleans was blooming from its foundation of jazz, Influential Jazz musicians were just being born. One famous person who had an enormous impact on jazz music was Louis Armstrong. Born in 1901 and quickly becoming a leader of the jazz movement as he was known as an “all star virtuoso”. Louis Armstrong was nicknamed “Satchmo” because of a greeting he received while traveling and this named followed him forever.
The Harlem Renaissance started the Civil Rights movement because it gave African Americans “racial pride, they gained more respect through the movement, and the music, writing, and art challenged the stereotypes they had of themselves. The Harlem Renaissance was an exciting and lively movement for all the races in the United States and influenced the music, art, and writing industry of today. It also inspired people of all races to be proud of their origin, and speak up for what they believe in. By speaking through their music, paintings, and writing, African Americans caught the attention of various people and gave them the courage to start the Civil Rights Movement, leading one another to great
Harlem became one of the largest African- American communities in The United States, and during the Harlem Renaissance and soon became a center for art and literature. Many great writers came about during this time, one of which was Langston Hughes.
Langston Hughes was probably one the greatest poets ever lived. He was better known as the Jazz Poet during the Harlem Renaissance, and he was also one of the leaders of the Harlem Renaissance too. In history I learned, that the Harlem Renaissance was a rebirth period of African-American arts using dance, music, poems, articles, stories, plays and paintings. Most of the arts reflected on the hardship of the African-American community past and present during that time. Hughes wrote "Harlem" in 1951, the poem addressed as one of his most common themes of the American Dream for African Americans.
The Harlem Renaissance was created by a bunch of African American men and women who felt the need to express themselves through whatever they could, and everyone appreciated their art. The Harlem Renaissance produced many outstanding poets. One Claude McKay wrote about the pain of
Biography/Context: Langston Hughes (1902-1967) is widely considered as one of the most successful African-American poets of all time. He was also a columnist, playwright, novelist, and social activist for African-American rights. Consequently, Hughes wrote all sorts of literature about 20th century African-Americans living in Harlem--a major black residential within the Manhattan borough of New York City--and soon became an extremely influential figure in the Harlem Renaissance, which was the rebirth movement of African-American culture in the arts during the 1920s. Hughes also had great admiration for music, and was inspired by a variety of genres/musicians such as boogie, Bach, jazz, and blues. His special love for blues music caused
The tension of different ethnicities made the blacks have their own cities within smaller cities. For over ten years in Harlem, New York and all across the United States, the Harlem Renaissance was a vast uprising of African Americans. The birth of many artists and writers during this time period demanded the freedom of blacks and the ability to express themselves. The Great Migration The "New Negro Movement" was a blossom of African Americans coming together to be united. But by the 1920s, over one million blacks moved from the south and into the north.
The concept of moving up in social ranks amongst black people introduces the statuses of the folk, the bourgeois, and the proletarians, to African American society and literature. The writers of the Harlem Renaissance produce work that focuses on ideas like race, class, marriage, and identity. African American writers who move north now have something more to write about than just the “poor negro.” These writers are now able to add depth to their characters and give them
Among the African American writers Richard Wright came into prominence, with his creative expression concerned with the social complexities of the Unites States and the reality of African Americans as oppressed minority. Wright wrote his reactions against the inadequacies of blacks in the American society. His writings gave a turning point to the cultural explosion of African American literature. It paved the way for new theories with the significant support of Harlem Renaissance, where the interest of many black intellectuals were patronized for the upliftment of artists and for the effective social reforms. Richard Wright was a pioneer in American Literature whose relationship with socialism helped to define him as a person and as a writer.
Although Webb had already hired another singer for his band (Charlie Linton), he too was impressed by Ella’s talent. Because of this, and despite her “gawky and unkempt” appearance, he gave her the opportunity to sing with his band at a dance at Yale University as a test run. Webb was quoted for saying that “if the kids like her, she stays”. She was a raging success and true to his promise, Chick hired Ella to travel with the band. She recorded “Love and Kisses” with the band in 1935 and was soon a regular artist at the Savoy, one of Harlem’s hottest nightclubs.
In the beginning African American musicians all got together in New Orleans to create a new music. Jazz.Throughout the 1920s and 30’s, jazz music became an important part of American popular culture. The jazz sound that had originated in New Orleans became more diverse, and appealed to people from different classes. Between 1917 and 1923 racism, prejudice, and violence reappeared against the African American and Creole population in New Orleans.Because of this many musicians were forced to leave New Orleans and relocate during this time. This caused the spread of jazz throughout the United States.
He worked to help other African American artists find employment, as it was difficult to do so considering that “with this rebirth of traditional African culture, the number of African American artists rapidly increased” (1). This source will be extremely critical throughout the development of my thesis as it entails the story of Aaron Douglas, the artist of Aspects of Negro Life, and also a description of what the Harlem Renaissance is. This source is reliable as it is published through e-Vision at James Madison