Opportunity, A Journal of Negro Life published by the National Urban League from 1923 to 1949. The first editor was Charles Johnson. In addition to essays on sociological issues, Opportunity had a strong emphasis on photography, art, & poetry. Early covers included artwork by Aaron Douglas, and writers included many figures from the Harlem Renaissance, including Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, & Zora Neale Hurston.
This selective piece of art "Into to Bondage"was created by the Harlem Renaissance artist Aaron Douglas in 1936. Aaron Douglas portrayed slavery as a reminder to African Americans and where they started from.
"Black American Writers In France, 1840-1980: From Harlem to Paris." 'The list of individuals profiled in this thoughtful, eye-opening study is a veritable who's who of black America literature. By discussing the effects of both world wars and the ideologies of the Harlem Renaissance, the French Negritude movement, and Black Power in Paris, Fabre enriches our understanding of black history, culture, and art on both sides of the Atlantic.
Langston Hughes, a Harlem Renaissance poet, helped pave the way for African American writers to be heard in the 1900's with his first published book "The Weary Blues" which was published in 1926. This was yet another way that Modernist literature was creating a new atmosphere in American Society.