Aaron Douglas and Hale Woodruff
"The Social Responsibility and Expanded Pedagogy of §the Black Artist" examines the expansion of pedagogy §and formal instruction of Aaron Douglas and Hale §Woodruff, two African-American artists who came to §prominence during the New Negro Movement, in the §1920s. The decades following the New Negro Movement §marked a new era for the art education of African-§American students when renowned African-American §artists began to prepare future generations of §artists and art educators. Douglas and Woodruff §spent their tenures teaching the visual arts at §historically Black universities in Nashville, §Tennessee, and Atlanta, Georgia, respectively. They §both had a profound influence on this new era of art §education, in which they were situated in a Black §experience in the segregated United States. This §book specifically explores to what extent and for §what goals racial consciousness and Black content §were a part of the instruction, artwork, and lives §of Douglas and Woodruff.