Home » Hoopla In Harlem!: The Renaissance Of African American Art And Culture: A Rhetorical Criticism Of Artists As Social Activists During The 1920s And 1930s: Engaging The Philosophical Discourse Of Kenneth Burke by Gregory Tillman
Hoopla In Harlem!: The Renaissance Of African American Art And Culture:  A Rhetorical Criticism Of Artists As Social Activists During The 1920s And 1930s:  Engaging The Philosophical Discourse Of Kenneth Burke Gregory Tillman

Hoopla In Harlem!: The Renaissance Of African American Art And Culture: A Rhetorical Criticism Of Artists As Social Activists During The 1920s And 1930s: Engaging The Philosophical Discourse Of Kenneth Burke

Gregory Tillman

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ISBN : 9780761845706
77 pages
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Harlem once glittered as one of the worlds most vivid entertainment centers during the 1920s and 1930s. Nightlife revolved around The Cotton Club, Smalls Paradise, and the Savoy Ballroom, featuring floor shows headlining glamorous African AmericanMoreHarlem once glittered as one of the worlds most vivid entertainment centers during the 1920s and 1930s. Nightlife revolved around The Cotton Club, Smalls Paradise, and the Savoy Ballroom, featuring floor shows headlining glamorous African American women. African American artists during the Harlem Renaissance were social activists, making a significant contribution to black culture and aesthetics. Creating the notions of Black Identity, Black Consciousness, and Black Pride sustained these artists as activists in the face of adversity, and placed The New Negro on the global artistic scene. Dr. Alain Locke wrote the manifesto for The New Negro movement and W.E.B. DuBois led the African American artists to their creative promised land, Harlem. From the world of literature, there was Jessie Fauset and James Weldon Johnson- from dance and music, there was Katherine Dunham and Marian Anderson- from theatre and film, there was Paul Robeson and Oscar Micheaux. This book engages the philosophical discourse of Kenneth Burke and examines these artists as activists, and their works as symbols of social protest.