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Miguel Covarrubias. 1926

Covarrubias, Miguel: dust jacket for Langston Hughes’s “The Weary Blues”

God's Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse, by James Weldon Johnson, was published in 1927. Artist Aaron Douglas provided a series of full-page illustrations to accompany Johnson's poems. The complete text, as well as reproductions of all the artwork, is available here: http://docsouth.unc.edu/southlit/johnson/johnson.html. Thanks to Documenting the American South for the image. This illustration: Noah Built the Ark.

James Weldon Johnson, Aaron Douglas, Illustrated by, and C. Falls (Charles Buckles), Illustrated by. Seven Negro Sermons in Verse

Stencil, 1930s, Stencils

Poster for the 1922 Minnesota State Fair

Minnesota State Fair Poster of a boy with many ribbons and a girl with a basket of jars. Poster Collection, One-sheet poster 1922 Location no.

Poet Robert Bly on The Great Persian Poets ; Hafez and Rumi ; Interviewed by Bill Moyers

Poet Robert Bly on The Great Iranian Poets ; Hafez and Rumi ; Interviewed by Bill Moyers

Aaron Douglas was an artist and muralist who came to fame during the years of the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s-30s. Although he’s most known today for his paintings, he did a lot of illustration work back in the day for various book covers and magazines, especially The Crisis and Opportunity, as well as the cover of the 1926 publication of Fire!!. (You can get a full-sized reproduction of Fire!! here.) Here are some favorite Aaron Douglas magazine covers (and one playbill cover).

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Black History Month Opportunity Opportunity, A Journal of Negro Life, July 1926 Opportunity was the publication voice of the Harlem Renaissance. Founded in it was published by the National.

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Jacob Lawrence has nice bright colors in his paintings. Here are examples of his art from the internet.

Aaron Douglas, "The Negro Speks of Rivers" (for Langston Hughes), 1941

The Negro Speaks of Rivers (For Langston Hughes) - Aaron Douglas (Walter O.

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