Main Topic: Our State
Topic: Nebraskans Who Made a Difference
Speaker: Peggy Jones
Aaron Douglas, UNL Class of ’22: Visual Artist of the Harlem Renaissance
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.