The Harlem Renaissance was the name given to the cultural, social, and artistic explosion that took place in Harlem in the 1920s to the mid-1930s. It was a literary, artistic, and intellectual movement that kindled a new black cultural identity. Many famous black writers, artists, musicians, and scholars emerged from this era.
In celebration of Black History Month, FLACS III and their Performing Arts teacher Ms. Velazquez celebrated musicians like Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, Natalie Cole and Nat King Cole through song and dance performances. They also explored the history of influential figures such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Harriet Tubman. Ms. Dilys, our Literacy through Visual Arts teacher even shared with us student interpretations of paintings from famous black painters. See below two student renderings of Jacob Lawrence's “The Migration Series,” and "They were very poor."