e-Vision Journal of Undergraduate Writing

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Aspects of a Negro Life

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Through his political activism and his artwork, Douglas dramatically changed the way other artists viewed African Americans. Politically, he helped found and served as president for the activist organization that drastically assisted with employing thousands of artists.

Melissa Burlovich is currently a sophomore at James Madison University. She is a Media Arts and Design (SMAD) major, with a minor in Technical and Scientific Communications (TSC). "After I graduate," she writes, "I plan to work in the technical field as a graphic and/or web designer. My strong interest in design inspired me to write Aspects of a Negro Life. This essay gave me a chance to deeply analyze a piece of art from a design, as well as historical and cultural perspective.



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