No 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGeAi57CYGw
(NOTE: 3 separate links, 3 clips) from the documentary Against the Odds: African-American Artists and the Harmon Foundation.
Using information from the film, answer these questions:
What is happening in the opening scene of the film?
What was the Harlem Renaissance? When did it take place? Even after slavery ended, African Americans were still widely oppressed and discriminated against. What social and economic changes in the United States set up the conditions for the Harlem Renaissance?
What was the Harmon Foundation and what was its role in the Harlem Renaissance?
Why are some scholars today critical of the Harmon Foundation?
Who are some of the artists that were given support by the Harmon Foundation?
Who were some of the key African-American spokespeople, critics, or writers (other than the artists) mentioned in the film?
Explanation & Answer
Running HEAD: HARLEM RENAISSENCE
Opening of the film it is the preference of the endowment of humanities as well as giving
an idea of the laying down of the Harmon Foundation. Harlem Renaissance was a result of the
celebration. In 1920, the sweeping public relations in this campaign were lounged to paint a new
picture of the African American which was called the new Negro movement. It was first created
in the songs poems and songs and pictures emphasized to the virtues of the race. Civil leaders
believed that art could not just ...