Celebrating Black Artists

Age Level: 12–17  Grade Level: 7–12

Even as discrimination forced them to the margins of society, black artists have made a tremendous impact on American culture. Your students will gain a deeper understanding of how multiple artistic disciplines have benefited from black excellence. Filled with accessible text, full-color photographs, and covering the titans of jazz music like Miles Davis, legendary poets like Langston Hughes, and lesser-known figures like sculptor Augusta Savage, these volumes offer rich profiles of the amazing black men and women who have shaped American art. Features include: Correlates directly with state curricular standards for social studies, which specifically touch on the Harlem Renaissance. Designed to offer greater representation of the many artistic contributions of black Americans. Detailed Chronologies, Chapter Notes, and Further Reading sections offer in-depth information and additional resources for study.

  • Fall 2019
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    Alma Woodsey Thomas

    Alma Woodsey Thomas

    Painter and Educator

    Charlotte Etinde-Crompton and Samuel Willard Crompton
    Born in Georgia at the end of the nineteenth century, Alma Woodsey Thomas defied society's expectations for black women. She did not marry, have children, or work as a domestic. Instead, Thomas was a teacher and an artist...Read More

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    ISBN: 9781978514690
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    Aretha Franklin

    Aretha Franklin

    The Queen of Soul

    Charlotte Etinde-Crompton and Samuel Willard Crompton
    Aretha Franklin was blessed with one of the greatest voices in all of popular music. She sang from the age of eight, and performed professionally from the age of fourteen. Her talent, which many described simply as God-given, seemed sufficient to ensure her a life of comfort and ease...Read More

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    ISBN: 9781978504646
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    Augusta Savage

    Augusta Savage

    Sculptor of the Harlem Renaissance

    Charlotte Etinde-Crompton and Samuel Willard Crompton
    Augusta Savage endured more, far more, than her fair share of sorrow and difficulty. She lost three husbands, one child, and many friends. So it isn't surprising that she sometimes fell into bitterness and despair, but she usually found a remedy for the pain: using her strong fingers to shape works of art...Read More

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    ISBN: 9781978504189
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    Countee Cullen

    Countee Cullen

    Poet of the Harlem Renaissance

    Charlotte Etinde-Crompton and Samuel Willard Crompton
    For a few shining years Countee Cullen seemed destined to define the African American urban experience. A gifted poet, Cullen wrote some of the outstanding works of the 1920s, and when he married Yolande Du Bois, in what was proclaimed the social event of the decade, his success and fame seemed assured...Read More

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    ISBN: 9781978504134
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    Duke Ellington

    Duke Ellington

    Legendary Composer and Bandleader

    Charlotte Etinde-Crompton and Samuel Willard Crompton
    His was the greatest of talents, concealed beneath a carefree exterior. Duke Ellington possessed musical genius, which he claimed to exert for the glory of God and on behalf of his fellow African Americans...Read More

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    ISBN: 9781978504141
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    Edmonia Lewis

    Edmonia Lewis

    Internationally Renowned Sculptor

    Charlotte Etinde-Crompton and Samuel Willard Crompton
    Edmonia Lewis was a free woman of color who gained recognition as a sculptor during the Civil War. Of black and Native American heritage, she stood out in the largely white and male-dominated art world...Read More

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    ISBN: 9781978514720
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