This documentary tells the little-known story of a group of black visual artists working during the 1920s and 1930s, and the odds they faced in finding an artistic home. In those, days, African-Americans were almost totally excluded from mainstream museums and galleries, unable to show or sell their work. Ultimately, the Harmon Foundation became the most influential force of its time in the development of African-American art. 1 videocassette (60 min.)
Publication Date: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c2004.
Examines Waller's career and his role in the New York literary, artistic and political movement of the 1920's known as the Harlem Renaissance. Looks at other jazz pianists of the time, and Waller's influence on them. Includes such songs as Ain't misbehavin', Carolina shout, I got rhythm, Jingles, Handful of keys, Your feet's too big, Jitter bug, Sweet and lovely, and Honeysuckle Rose.
Call Number: Olin Library Level B Videocassettes PS591.N4 F874 1998
Publication Date: San Francisco : California Newsreel, 1998
A video anthology of African American poetry from the last half of the 20th century. Black verse from the Harlem Renaissance through the Black Arts Movement beginning in the 1960s is discussed and 25 notable poets are introduced and profiled. Young poets of the nineties read from their work as well. VHS cassette