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Bessie Smith

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S: Bessie SMith During the Harlem Renaissance

FC: Bessie Smith During the Harlem Renaissance | By: Zakyrah Hunldey

1: Parts of the Harlem Renaissance

2: The Great Migration and the increase in literature, art, and music caused the Harlem Renaissance | The Harlem Renaissance | The Harlem Renaissance was the first time the African Americans were in the majority and had the power to make their own decisions.

3: The Harlem Renaissance took place in the 1920's and the 1930's.

4: Bessie Smith made her first recording in 1923 singing "Down Hearted Blues" | The Early Life of Bessie Smith

5: She was born in poverty and lost both her parents at a young age. As she got older she sung with the Moses Strokes | The hardships she faced in her life led to her singing the blues a popular music type.

6: Backwater Blues Created in: 1927 James P. Johnson also known as the "Piano Giant" accompanied her in this song. | St. Louis Blues Created in: 1925 This piece was her only film appearance. It was about her cheating boyfriend featuring Louis Armstrong | The works of Bessie Smith

7: Down Hearted Blues Created in: 1923 This single sold more than 2 million copies. | The down Hearted Blues | The St. Louis Blues

8: African Americans gained freedom and the arts, literature, and music period shot up tremendously | The Effects of the Harlem Renaissance

9: The writer, artists and musicians inspired a lot of the arts we know today. | The African Americans benefited in a freedom gain during this time period.

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  • Title: Bessie Smith
  • This is featuring the Harlem History Museaum.
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  • Published: almost 8 years ago