How did Gwendolyn Bennett and Duke Ellington influence the Harlem Renaissance age?

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How did Gwendolyn Bennett and Duke Ellington influence the Harlem Renaissance age?. Tara Bauer and John Kenney. Gwendolyn Bennett (1902-1981). Writer (poet and columnist) Artist (paintings) Earned college degree from Pratt Institute. How Gwendolyn Arose To Fame. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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How did Gwendolyn Bennett and Duke Ellington influence the Harlem Renaissance age?

How did Gwendolyn Bennett and Duke Ellington influence the Harlem Renaissance age? Tara Bauer and John Kenney

Gwendolyn Bennett (1902-1981)Writer (poet and columnist) Artist (paintings) Earned college degree from Pratt Institute

Born In Texas and Died in Pennsylvania Parents where teachersFriend of Langston Hughes Studied Fine Arts studied in paris on a scholarship later returned to America Wrote column for the magazine opportunity called Ebony Flute goal was to sing the songs of African American artists and their work Published two short stories and variety of poemsWas in an interracial marriage2How Gwendolyn Arose To Fame She wrote articles for NAACPs The Crisis and Urban Leagues Opportunity Submitted her art work to those magazines

Most famous poem was To A Dark Girl

3Gwendolyns Contribution Belonged to a group that centered around spreading awareness about African American culture

Group consisted of columnists, poets, and artists

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What Did Her Work Reflect?Themes common to Harlem Renaissance racial pride, rediscovery of Africa, and recognition of black music and dance

Kara Walker: A Modern PainterReceived Master of Fine Arts degree in painting in 1994 from Rhode Island School of DesignWork explored race, gender, violence and identity

Often exaggerated facial features and body shapes to signify ethnicity and the way race is used to define us She was the youngest recipient of John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundations Genius grant how she came to fame 6

Duke Ellington (1899-1974)Key figure in history of jazzMusician (pianist, conductor, composer) Preformed in Broadway nightclubs in the 20sEarned 12 Grammys from 1959 to 2000, nine while he was alive Born in DC, Died in NYComposed thousands of songs for the stage and screen 7How Duke Came To FameBecame successful bandleader in NY in 1923Traveled throughout Europe & regularly made trips to South America, Asia, and Australia spreading his music

Secured engagement at the Cotton Club famous jazz music night club 8Dukes Contribution to Harlem Renaissance Important component in the establishment of jazz Famous songs included It Dont Mean A Thing If It Aint Got That Swing, Sophisticated Lady, and Prelude To A Kiss

Called his music American music rather than jazz

9George Benson (b. 1943)Began successful solo career alternating between jazz, pop, R&B singing, and scat singing Won 10 Grammy awards as a jazz artist Songs talked about race, romance, and friendship

Works CitedAruelio Araujo. Duke Ellington It dont mean a thing (1943). Online Video Clip. YouTube. YouTube, 3 Jan. 2008. Web. 17 March. 2013. Duke Ellington Biography. The Official Site Of Jazz Legend Duke Ellington. N.p. 2008. Web. 17 March. 2013. www.dukeellington.comGeorge Benson.

George Benson Guitar Legend. N.p. N.d. Web. 17 March. 2013. www.georgebenson.comGovan, Sandra. Gwendolyn Bennetts Life and Career. Oxford University Press. 1997. Web. 17 March. 2013. www.english.illinois.eduGwendolyn Bennett. Biography True Story. A+E Television Networks, LLC. 2013. Web. 17 March. 2013. www.biography.com

Haas, Theresa. Gwendolyn, Bennett. Pennsylvania State University. N.p. 2005. Web. 17 March. 2013. http://pabook.libraries.psu.edu The Art of Kara Walker. Walker Art. N.p. N.d. Web. 17 March. 2013. learn.walkerart.org/karawalker To A Dark Girl. All Poetry. N.p. N.d. Web. 17 March 2013. http://allpoerty.com