African American Expression Through Art in the 1920s
During the 1920s African Americans migrated north in search of a better present and future. Most notably, they arrived in Harlem, which would soon become a Mecca of African American culture. In doing so, they had a newfound ability to come together and display their formerly suppressed talents. This was done a wide variety of artistic ways. This spans from poetry to painting to music and even sculpting. We use examples of each of these artistic forms, along with an analysis of every one to present how African Americans in Harlem during the 1920s were able to express themselves publicly.