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Robertson Soph. Harlem Renaissance: Prominent Figures
Writer, poet, playwright, and intellectual figure of the Harlem Renaissance.
Writer who advocated for Black and women's rights.
Jessie Redmond Fauset
Writer, editor, educator known for helping to forge the literary voices of the Harlem Renaissance.
Fisher was a doctor, author, and activist known for his Pan-African viewpoint.
Iconic poet, playwright, and figure of the Harlem Renaissance.
Georgia Douglas Johnson
Writer and activist of the Harlem Renaissance known primarily as a playwright.
James Weldon Johnson
It is difficult to classify Johnson as he was a writer, poet, musician, and civil rights leader of the early 20th century.
Trained as a nurse, became a writer known for her work in interracial identity.
Jamaican-born writer and poet known for his strong voice against racism during the Harlem Renaissance.
A writer of the period--interesting because he resisted racial classification and disavowed the New Negro movement.
Popular musician and composer known for playing the trumpet.
Composer, musician, and bandleader of the Harlem Renaissance.
Jelly Roll Morton
Musician and composer on the forefront of Jazz.
Singer, actor, and activist.
Popular blues singer and star of the era.
Sculptor known for her busts of famous Americans and public art pieces.
Painter known for his murals and illustrations.
Painter known for his city landscapes and depictions of African American life.
Sargent Claude Johnson
Multi-media artist (sculptor, potter, printmaker) prominent during the Harlem Renaissance but lived and worked in California.
Also a writer, he's known as the first major African American filmmaker.
Sculptor and educator.
Photographer famous for his photos of African Americans and Harlem.
Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller
Primarily known as a sculptor, also an author and activist.
Activists and Others
W.E.B. Du Bois
Author, activist, intellectual, and dominant figure of the 20th century.
Intellectual, author, orator who was controversial for his back-to-Africa and separatists views that ran counter to most figures of the Harlem Renaissance.
Charles S. Johnson
Sociologist, educator, and literary editor was a pivotal figure in the establishment of the Harlem Renaissance.
Writer, intellectual, philosopher, and often acknowledged "Dean" of the Harlem Renaissance.
A. Philip Randolph
Socialist and activist known for organizing Black labor unions and early civil rights campaigns.
Bill "Bojangles" Robinson
Dancer who popularized tap dancing, and broke many barriers on the stage.
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Jul 12, 2023 7:22 PM
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