Sunday, April 7, 2013
Aspects of Negro Life, the Negro in an African Setting
This piece was created during the Harlem Renaissance as a part of a panel of pieces called "Aspects of Negro Life". There are four panels altogether, and they tell the story of the African-Americans as their ancestors progressed from free Africa, to slavery in the United States, to freedom again after the civil war, and finally to their assimilation into Modern city life. It was commissioned by the New York Public Library in Harlem.
aaron douglas aspects of negro life; negro in an african setting