Who were some of the other creative people of the Harlem Renaissance?

Influential artists of the Harlem Renaissance included Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller (1871-1968), a sculptor; Palmer Hayden (1890-1973), a painter who depicted real experiences of African Americans in the urban North and rural South; William Henry Johnson (1901-1970), a painter; and Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937), a painter, known for The Banjo Lesson.

Other entertainers were composer Harry T. Burleigh (1866-1949), who wrote and arranged Negro spirituals, and Charles Gilpin (1878-1930), a dramatic actor who played the title role in Eugene O’Neill’s The Emperor Jones.

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