W. E. B. Du Bois was one of the black intellectuals involved in launching and encouraging the Harlem Renaissance. David L. Lewis’s Pulitzer Prize–winning biography of Du Bois, W. E. B. Du Bois: Biography of a Race, 1868– 1919 (1994), provides readers with a highly detailed narrative of the great thinker and founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in the years preceding the Harlem Renaissance.
Black visual artists experienced an explosion in ideas and energy during the 1920s and 1930s similar to that experienced by writers....
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