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Our State
Topic
Our State: Nebraskans Who Made a Difference
Title

Aaron Douglas, UNL Class of ’22: Visual Artist of the Harlem Renaissance

Speaker

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Description

This visual presentation will introduce the artist Aaron Douglas, the “Father of Black Art.” Douglas was the first Black graduate of the UNL Department of Art. His work is a celebration of Afrocentric Modernism, with which he established one of the earliest affirmative depictions of Black identity, history, and experience.

Age Group
Grade 4 to Adult

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