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James Van Der Zee’s photographic chronicle of the Harlem Renaissance and African-American life in Harlem during the 1920s/30s (source)

Postcard from the collection of Langston Hughes, art by Jay Jackson.

The First Book of Negroes, by Langston Hughes, c. 1952

In the Heart of Harlem U.S.A. Art by Bernie Robynson. From the collection of Langston Hughes.

The Black Panther newspaper, September 1969. Cover design and illustration: Emory Douglas.

Seize The Time by Bobby Seale (1970)

Leland, Mississippi, in the Delta area, June 1937. Photographer: Dorothea Lange

Baldwin & Baez • Selma to Montgomery march

The black panther party initally stood up for the protection of african-americans neighborhoods from police brutality.

From Fire!! magazine, 1926, illustration by Richard Bruce Nugent. Nugent was an author and artist who played an important role in the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s. He was a member of the talented group of writers and artists who created the ground-breaking magazine Fire!! in 1926. Illustration via the Richard Bruce Nugent website: www.brucenugent.c....

Drawing for Mulattoes—Number 4 (1928), illustration by Richard Bruce Nugent. Nugent was an author and artist who played an important role in the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s. He was a member of the talented group of writers and artists who created the ground-breaking magazine Fire!! in 1926. Illustration via the Richard Bruce Nugent website: www.brucenugent.c....

Drawing for Mulattoes—Number 2 (1928), illustration by Richard Bruce Nugent. Nugent was an author and artist who played an important role in the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s. He was a member of the talented group of writers and artists who created the ground-breaking magazine Fire!! in 1926. Illustration via the Richard Bruce Nugent website: www.brucenugent.c....

Drawing for Mulattoes—Number 1 (1928), illustration by Richard Bruce Nugent. Nugent was an author and artist who played an important role in the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s. He was a member of the talented group of writers and artists who created the ground-breaking magazine Fire!! in 1926. Illustration via the Richard Bruce Nugent website: www.brucenugent.c....

Drawing for Mulattoes—Number 3 (1928), illustration by Richard Bruce Nugent. Nugent was an author and artist who played an important role in the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s. He was a member of the talented group of writers and artists who created the ground-breaking magazine Fire!! in 1926. Illustration via the Richard Bruce Nugent website: www.brucenugent.c....

Black Gum, from Opportunity magazine, 1928, illustration by Richard Bruce Nugent. Nugent was an author and artist who played an important role in the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s. He was a member of the talented group of writers and artists who created the ground-breaking magazine Fire!! in 1926. Illustration via the Richard Bruce Nugent website: www.brucenugent.c....

Opportunity cover, March 1926, illustration by Richard Bruce Nugent. Nugent was an author and artist who played an important role in the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s. He was a member of the talented group of writers and artists who created the ground-breaking magazine Fire!! in 1926. Illustration via the Richard Bruce Nugent website: www.brucenugent.c....

Dancing Figures (1935), illustration by Richard Bruce Nugent. Nugent was an author and artist who played an important role in the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s. He was a member of the talented group of writers and artists who created the ground-breaking magazine Fire!! in 1926. Illustration via the Richard Bruce Nugent website: www.brucenugent.c....

'i am a man' - american civil rights protest, 1960s

Hale Woodruff, The Building of Savery Library (1942).

Hale Woodruff, The Underground Railroad (1942).

Hale Woodruff, The Repatriation of the Freed Captives (1939).

Hale Woodruff, The Mutiny on the Amistad (1939).

The Ways of White Folks, stories by Langston Hughes (1934)

Portrait of Elise Johnson McDougald, by Winold Reiss. Winold Reiss was a German immigrant who came to fame for his illustrations and cover designs during the Harlem Renaissance. He taught and mentored artist Aaron Douglas, and his work appeared on Harlem Renaissance-era book and magazine covers. His illustrations for the book The New Negro, edited by Alain Locke in 1925, were very influential. Source: www.winoldreiss.o...

Harlem Girl, portrait by Winold Reiss. Winold Reiss was a German immigrant who came to fame for his illustrations and cover designs during the Harlem Renaissance. He taught and mentored artist Aaron Douglas, and his work appeared on Harlem Renaissance-era book and magazine covers. His illustrations for the book The New Negro, edited by Alain Locke in 1925, were very influential. More information on Winold Reiss here: www.winoldreiss.o...