The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is founded, and W.E.B. du Bois becomes editor of their monthly magazine, Crisis
Sixty black Americans are known to have been lynched in 1911.
A writer named Benjamin Brawley wrote and published a work called The Negro in Art and Literature in the United States.
Harlem Renaissance was a significant movement in African American literature and other arts during the 1920’s .
The Boston Public Library has an exhibition of African-American visual arts and literature.
Aaron Douglas arrives in New York; his art style becomes the official one of the Harlem Renaissance.
Sargent Johnson has an exhibit of his paintings at the San Francisco Art Association
The short-lived literary and art magazine, Fire!!, is launched by Langston Hughes, Wallace Thurman and Zora Neale Hurston, with illustrations by Aaron Douglas and Richard Bruce Nugent
Chiefly literary, the Renaissance included the visual arts but excluded jazz, despite its parallel emergence as a black art form.
The Harmon Foundation sponsors an exhibition at the National gallery in Washington, D.C. of black artists’ works,and the Negro Art theatre is founded in June
The great depression of the 1930s hit America and the prosperity of the 1920s ended for almost everyone.