Aaron Douglas is known for his large murals, which depict scenes from African and African-American life. In his 1934 series Aspects of the Negro he created four murals on canvas highlighting African life and culture; images of slavery and emancipation in the United States; life for African Americans in the Southern states and finally the frustrations of African Americans after the Great Depression of 1929.
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Mini Murals: An Art With Kids Art Making Workshop based on the Art of Aaron Douglas by Trish Maunder, Creative Programs Director 2005-2006
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Art With Kids Portfolio: An Art With Kids Slide Presentation based on the Art of Aaron Douglas by Trish Maunder, Creative Programs Director 2005-2006