Harlem Renaissance music


NAACP was founded

feb 12 1910

James Weldon Johnson’s novel Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man is published

August 19, 1912

united negro improvement association

June 10, 1917

Marcus Garvey, born in Jamaica, arrives in Harlem and founds the United Negro Improvement Association

The 369th infantry regiment

September 3, 1919

The 369th Infantry Regiment, a highly decorated unit of entirely African-American soldiers, returns from World War I to Harlem

Head of NAACP is founded

June 17, 1920

James Weldon Johnson becomes head of the NAACP

The fist music revue written and performed

may 22, 1921

The first musical revue written and performed by African-Americans, Shuffle Along, by Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake opens on May 22 at the David Belasco Theater on Broadway, launching careers of Josephine Baker and Florence Mills

bringing black artist and publishers together

March 21, 1924

Civic Club Dinner, sponsored by Opportunity, on March 21st to bring black artist and white publishers together

Finding employment in government sponsored program

April 8, 1933

– Many Harlem Renaissance writers and artists find employment in a government-sponsored program, the Works Project Administration, designed to create American jobs

relocated to museum of art

march 18, 1935

– African Negro Art exhibition is mounted at The Museum of Modern Art

Negro metropolis

January 7, 1940

Claude McKay publishes Harlem: Negro Metropolis