In honor of Black History Month we will be having a contest built upon various facts we will be putting on the Gift Within A Card. The contest will be questions based on the facts listed and in a multiple choice format. We are working on the prizes now and will post the actual contest the last week of February!
In our quest of gaining facts we’ve also come across some sites which we will mention periodically.
- Black Facts Online – http://www.blackfacts.com/
- Biography: Black History Month – http://www.biography.com/blackhistory/ (very interesting site)
- PBS African American World –http://www.pbs.org/wnet/aaworld/
Since we are artists and Maranda is a huge fan of this era we are going to kick it off with facts about the Harlem Renaissance!
Jacob Lawrence’s The Library
The Harlem Renaissance was an artistic era of African American art, literature, music and culture with a concentration in Harlem, New York City, after World War I. It was originally called the “The New Negro Movement” and it opened the world’s view of African Americans due to the strong display of their talents and influence on the society. Some key contributors to the Harlem Renaissance are
- Literature – Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, William Johnson, Paul Laurence Dunbar
- Visual Arts – William Johnson, Loïs Mailou Jones, Jacob Lawrence
- Performing Arts – Paul Robenson, Chick Webb
Good site on the African American’s contributions to visual art can be found – http://www.artlex.com/ArtLex/a/african_american_4.html
Remember to come back and look for tommorrow’s!