NAACP is founded
March 11 1910
Sixty black Americans are known to have been lynched in 1911.
August 10 1915
A writer named Benjamin Brawley wrote and published a work called The Negro in Art and Literature in the United States.
October 22 1919
Harlem Renaissance was a significant movement in African American literature and other arts during the 1920’s .
March 15 1920
The Boston Public Library has an exhibition of African-American visual arts and literature.
September 5 1922
Aaron Douglas arrives in New York; his art style becomes the official one of the Harlem Renaissance.
April 13 1923
Sargent Johnson has an exhibit of his paintings at the San Francisco Art Association
November 6 1925
Harmon Foundation first annual art exhibit of African-American artists’ works
April 25 1926
Chiefly literary, the Renaissance included the visual arts but excluded jazz, despite its parallel emergence as a black art form.
June 13 1926
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
August 3 1926