The Christian Advocate in Cincinnati, Ohio 14 May 1931
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The Christian Advocate (Newspaper) - May 14, 1931, Cincinnati, OhioTrombones admirably illustrated by that rejoiced Many who saw it. There was Aaron Douglas won great popularity no Painter to come near tanners height spread North and South East and West from their original Lenox Avenue horned for a Long time it was broadcast Over the nor was there any sculptor with the Fine steady until they occupy As Good houses country. No one could hear or Johnson imagination of Meta Warrick Fuller in her and As Good apartments As any other peo Bas Relief of the negro boy at the ple of their Means in the City. And where coloured a. M. A a. In Atlanta there is intelligence and a decent income but there was much Promise. As. A a the director of the Art Center wrote in the catalogue under the title a looking Forward read the a a creation and a go Down death a without feeling the Beauty and dignity of this free verse. These poems were the precursors of a the Green it is difficult for the negro to bring us the gift of a Good novel. He can write excellent propaganda like Walter Whites a fire in the Flint a a dramatic Story ending in frustration and lynchings but he is handicapped in two ways. The w h i t e Many a prejudice makes him also prejudiced. Virginia Wolfe unconsciously describes his situation in of ones a a room Shakespeare was so great she tells us because a fall desire to protest to preach to proclaim an injury to pay off a score make the world witness of some hardship or grievance was fired out of him and Eon to by a they keep their Section neat and orderly. The houses Stanford White designed on it was 138th and 139th streets look As attract the feeling of the judges that this with their window boxes and their fourth exhibition May be said to Bright Flowers As they looked when White Mark the real appearance of the people lived behind their doors. Much of Harlem is fast losing its Shab Biness. Coloured businesses abound and negro offices with shining Glass windows excellent furniture and newest methods of secretarial work Are efficient and Are be especially generous but the great a Quot a a a. Coloured shops Are in educators and the great preachers Evic ence. In the grocery store one sees the Are Only occasionally known to the Emblem of the coloured merchants Asso Whites. Or. Moton of Tuskegee citation that important co operative move ill Bethune principal of her ment that is establishing a Long line of school Daytona fla., come often voluntary Chain stores. Negro in the Field of visual these Are some of the cultural gifts that the negro brings to the White. His service to his own race has Long been evident. In education and in religion he has been in touch with a White Public and Delight it with their eloquence and students Are in Harlem by the hundreds boys and girls eager Alert going this understanding of human needs. Summer to Columbia next year perhaps a or Recai Johnson president o to the University of Berlin or the Sor Howard us Vemity. Has taken pm anon n a h Bach and n n a n aah a a a / i n 1 o High place As an educator and an eloquent defender of the negroes rights. There Are clergymen who sonorous Over Beethoven. Ambition trips out of the doorway Richard b. Harrison in a the Green pastures a Are lecturing to White students sometimes Bent on music or poetry or most notably Howard Thurman Art sometimes keen to master Medicine Nowr after Long service in White or Law always striving to make the most colleges a professor at Atlanta of itself. And though the Way May be a University. There is just of How difficult Hope and determination keep am. Bit ion company. These Are the negroes bringing us their gifts. Not like the greeks with deceit in their hearts but honestly a Little Hesi Ard a biologist of International Fame. But i have Only attempted to describe those Fields where the this has not happened and for average person without any Effort on his a Long time will not happen to the Amer part comes in Contact with negro negro. And if the White Man keeps and if i have been Able to show but a Matingly not sure of their Welcome but him preaching and protesting his own race places another obstacle in his Way. He must Only show the negro at his Best they Tell him lest he give a wrong in company in an army it is because education among negroes has Only begun. As it progresses our lives will be increasingly enriched by the ready to share their treasures with All in this great a one and indivisible a Republic. Pression to the Whites. He must photo Genius of these dark skinned graph the family with their Best clothes people an older race than our on drawn up in line against the studios own who Are again learning painted screen. Small wonder that he Only to express the creative in touches the surface a rather Muddy sur pulses of their hearts. Face in Claude Mckay a and Amo Bon perhaps the practical Man Temps stories a charming one in Jessie doubts this. If so let Fausett a and Rudolph Fishers. Nella lar see the mundane things sen Imes now abroad on a Guggenheim the negro has done Fellowship and Langston Hughes have City new York since the gone Down a bit and dug up something twentieth Century began. In forms amp he v$$3pp liability a a it t a z. A my a of a. I Perl ism n a a a a Vav i. It my a <5 f wac spot or. Amp i a a a is v a it. A \ w. I a m a Sci a St vib Vav j him that a a a a a. Pry in one % .4 a a. X a t a a a a amp to at the Art Center 1900, the coloured Man occupied some dreary blocks in a few tumbledown sections of Ippu ism i v k he a pm svy i Quot a one of new Yorkus Well known Art Crit Manhattan. The Pennsylvania is glancing through the gallery at the Railroad building its new Ter Art Center this Winter where the work of Minal Tore Down a Large part negro artists was exhibited announced of this Refuge. The negroes that it was As Good As the average sex had to leave. On Lenox ave it a a sign a we Ijar 0 i v % y a a we up %. Y Lawf jt�1. Of Ujj a. A siw1 a. A my in a j3r my v m so or a. A to r4 Hibit in new York. This Praise May mean much or Little but certainly there was nue at 133d and 134th streets off Sites were getting ready to a a a a work that showed originality and Fine tech move into new Law tenements. It will be a Long time before one negroes que. Forgets the sculpture of Richmond Barthe or Sargent Claude Johnson the painting of James l. Wells of Vivian Schuyler key and of William Arthur Cooper. Wells hurried their vans filled with shabby furniture to these abandoned Homes that were better than anything they had had before. And from a wanderers a three Black women labourers that time on they have gained plodding along a rough Road won an award an economic foothold and have published every thursday by the methodist Book concern at 420 Plum Street Cin entered As second class matter july 29, 1879, at the Post office at c Countee Cullen subscription Price $2.00 per year in Advance. May l it
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