International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

African American Creative Arts: Dance, Literature, Music, Theater and Visual Art from Slavery through the Harlem Renaissance
Iola Thompson

The African American creative arts of dance, music, literature, theater and visual art have changed over time since arriving with the slave ships. These changes are a manifestation of political, educational and economic evolution as well as assimilation. As the life experiences of African Americans changed, from slavery through the Harlem Renaissance, their creative activities have reflected it.

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