Douglas, Aaron - Research Article from Harlem Renaissance

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A Determined and Talented Young Artist

Douglas was born into a relatively large, proud, politically active African American community in Topeka, Kansas. His family did not have much money (his father was a baker). Douglas's parents emphasized education and instilled a sense of optimism and self-confidence in their son. Douglas inherited his mother's fondness for drawing and painting and decided early in his life that he would like to become an artist, even though prejudice against blacks must have made this goal seem difficult to reach.

In high school Douglas took courses that prepared him to study for a fine arts degree in college. After graduation, lacking the money to enter a university, he traveled east with a friend to find a job. He spent some months working in a Detroit, Michigan, automobile factory, where he experienced racism and discrimination; in later years he remembered that he was...

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