John Henrik Clarke was an insightful child, born into a poor sharecropper’s family in Union Springs, Alabama, January 1, 1915. His sharecropping and farming parents were named John and Willie Ella Clark. He moved to New York at 18 years old during the Harlem Renaissance movement. John Henrik Clarke developed a desire to learn about Black history when he came across two writers named Arthur Schomburg and Alan Locke, who helped pioneer the cultural, creative, philosophical and intellectual Harlem Renaissance era or New Negro Movement, 1920s and 1930s. Arthur Schomburg 's "The Negro Digs Up His Past" and Alain Locke 's "The New Negro", 1925 essays were postmarks in Clarke’s life to motivate him to take the first real step on the pathway of intellectual development and historical African discovery.
When people think of the Harlem Renaissance they think of music, literature, art, and the ability for African-Americans to be able to showcase their talents. This was a time where such authors like Langston Hughes were able to take their thoughts and portray them in a different light for the world to see. Hughes was born in Joplin, Missouri where he lived for a brief period until his parents split and he was forced to live with his grandmother. He lived with her until thirteen when she shipped him back off to his mom in Lincoln, Illinois. Upon graduating high school, he attended Columbia University for one year then decided to travel to Africa and Europe before settling down in Washington D.C. Langston Hughes was not known to target any specific
However, his attempts to publish in other poetry magazines were turned down. In 1920, Hughes became a centre of attention after publishing his first poem The Negro Speaks of the River in The Crisis in the summer following his graduation from high school. Hughes studied in Columbia University in 1921 for a year then moved to Harlem during its golden era to become “a part of its burgeoning cultural movement” which was known as the Harlem Renaissance
352). Many churches re-enact the story of Jesus’ birth in the manger and set up a crèche or scene of the navitity of Jesus. Christians observe Lent, which is a forty-day period of fasting and repentance of sins, and begins on Ash Wednesday, when ashes are placed on the foreheads of Christians by a priest. Lent is followed by Easter, which commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus on Good Friday, and his resurrection on Easter Sunday. Another Christian celebration is Pentecost, which marks the event where the Holy Spirit descended on the disciples after Jesus’ death and resurrection.
The Addams Family musical is inspired by the creations of the legendary American cartoonist Charles Addams, who lived from 1912 until 1988. Addams had a wonderful childhood complete with devoted parents and middle-class comforts. His first foray into art was at the age of eight when he was arrested for breaking into a Victorian house that was undergoing repairs and drawing skeletons all over the walls. According to Linda Davis, Addams’ biographer, young Charles was “known as something of a rascal around the neighborhood.” In 1933, when he was just 21, his work was published in The New Yorker, and over the course of nearly 60 years, he became one of the magazine’s most cherished contributors. Charles Addams is most widely known for his ghoulish
The devices Britain used had an affect on life. Andy Warhol was an American Draftsman, Filmmaker, Painter, and Printmaker. He was the third born child to Czechoslovakian immigrants parents named Ondrej and Ulja on August 6, 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. When Andy was only 14 years old his father passed away, but he did leave money for one purpose and that was to be used for higher learning, and the family decided that Andy would benefit the most from having a college education. Warhol moved to New York City shortly after graduating Carnegie Institute to work as a commercial illustrator, where he worked for several well-known magazines.
The short story “Battle Royal” was written by Ralph Ellison, set during the 1950’s racism is very noticeable and you will be stunned by how the blacks are treated. Ralph Ellison was born in Oklahoma in 1914 and later attended Tuskegee Institute in Alabama where he studied music. In 1936 he moved to New York City and planned to work at a job in order to pay off college. Little did he know he would get the chance to work from the New York Federal Writers Program. He gained himself a reputation as a writer off of one book, “Invisible Man” and became successful.
John Steinbeck plays a significant role in the literary works of the American society because of the unique attributes of language and art that he applied to his social perception of society during his era. Being born of a middle-class family in the February of 1902, John was inspired into the arts by his mother, a teacher, he later took on six years of literature and creative courses at Standford without obtaining a degree. After college, the young Steinbeck wrote his first novel, Cup of Gold, in 1929, but it was the novel Tortilla Flat in 1935 that gave Steinbeck his successful debut. His published works shaped many social and politic aspects of life in the 20th century. He was known as a “realist” or a “naturalist” when it came to how
He was born in the northwest side of Chicago, Illinois, but lived most of his childhood in Marceline, Missouri. In Missouri Walt took his first drawing classes, and developed his love for trains. This was because his uncle, Mike Martin, was a train engineer. One summer Walt worked a summer job in the train station where he sold snacks and newspapers to other travelers. He attended McKinley High School and at his high school he took classes in drawing and photography, and also drew cartoons for the school paper.
4.1. William Blake William Blake was born on 28 November 1757 in a modest family of hardworking parents, third of six children. He was an engraver, painter, visionary and lastly, an underrated poet at that time. Since an early age, he was interested in visual art and blessed with drawing talent, which his parents, fortunately, recognized and sent him to drawing apprenticeship. Later, in his twenties, he attended the Royal Academy of Arts in London where he had the opportunity to get formal training and annual exhibitions (Krueger, 2003).