Fine Arts of the Harlem Renaissance


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

February 9, 1909

Sixty black Americans are known to have been lynched in 1911.

May 2, 1911

This highly decorated Infantry contained all African-American soldiers. The heroes returned home to a great welcome in Harlem.

January 1, 1919

Chiefly literary, the Renaissance included the visual arts but excluded jazz, despite its parallel emergence as a black art form.

February 27, 1920

Harlem Renaissance was a significant movement in African American literature and other arts during the 1920’s .

June 20, 1920

The Boston Public Library has an exhibition of African-American visual arts and literature

February 4, 1922

Sargent Johnson has an exhibit of his paintings at the San Francisco Art Association

October 7, 1925

The first annual art exhibition for African-American artwork was held by the Harmon Foundation.

January 1, 1926

The most memorable social event of the Harlem Renaissance was the marriage between a poet and his wife.

April 1, 1928

A riot that occurred in the Manhattan neighborhood of Harlem on March 19–20, 1935. Lino Rivera.

March 19, 1930