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FC: Duke Ellington Exhibit | By; Destiney P.
1: A Culture Movement | The Harlem Renaissance was a blossoming of African American culture. It included music, art, and literature. With famous musicians including Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, and Duke Ellington. Some of the famous artist includes Aaron Douglas, Augusta Savage, and Jacob Lawrence. Then famous story writers named Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, W.E.B. DuBois. This time period was known as the "New Negro Movement" in Harlem. This occurred because of the large number of African American moving north in hope of equality. During the years of the early 1920's to the early 1930's.
2: Early Life | On April 29, 1899, Edward Kennedy Ellington was born in Washington, D.C., to James Edward and Daisy Ellington. He was born not in a ghetto or low-class neighborhood. Instead he was born in a mid-class neighborhood. He was brought up in a religious household. His family encouraged his artistic abilities. Duke Ellington passed up an art scholarship to study at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, in order to devote his time to his first love: music, specifically the piano.
3: The Career of Duke Ellington | At the age of 14 Ellington already had already written his first two pieces "Soda Fountain Rag" and "What Are We Gonna Do When The Bed Breaks Down". Soda Fountain Rag was inspired by an Drug Store with a Soda Fountain in it.
4: Ellington's Mark | Thanks to The Harlem Renaissance artistic African Americans like Duke Ellington got to express themselves in a new creative way of art, literature, and/or music. And we will forever have abstract that was made most popular during the Harlem Renaissance. African Americans benefited mostly from this time period. And we will always thank the Harlem Renaissance for expressing the rebirth of African Americans. | Duke | Ellington