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African-American Artists
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     challenging words:    gamin, best-known, inner-city, discrimination, acoustic, depict, enrich, well-known, finding, jazz, inspiration, series, sculpt, heading, hymn, portray
     content words:    Quilting Time, Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence, Augusta Savage, Harlem Renaissance, Langston Hughes, Duke Ellington, World War I., New York, Every Voice


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African-American Artists
By Sharon Fabian
  

1     Look at that one over there! The colors are as bright as a box of markers. They're called primary colors - red, blue, and yellow. Look at the guitar player sitting in front. That's an acoustic guitar he's holding, and he looks cool in his sunglasses. The sign says this painting is called Jammin' at the Savoy.
 
2     This one has bright colors, too. And there's the guitar player again! He's sitting on the side this time, just holding his guitar. It looks like he's watching the ladies in the front. They're making a quilt. That kind of quilt is called patchwork. It has reds, blues, and yellows, too. The same artist made both of these paintings. This picture is called Quilting Time, and the artist's name is Romare Bearden.
 
3     Look in this room. This one has bright colors, too, but just little bits. Do you see all of the black and white? Those people look like silhouettes. You can't really see their faces, but you can tell where they're going. See the signs in the station; they say Chicago, New York, and St. Louis. The sign on this one says The Migration of the Negro, Panel 1.

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