David Brent Johnson http://nwpr.org en History As Symphony: The African-American Experience In Jazz Suites http://nwpr.org/post/history-symphony-african-american-experience-jazz-suites The Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s inspired several black artists to explore their African heritage and the black experience in America, from enslavement to life after emancipation and migration to cities in the north. In the musical world, pianist James P. Johnson composed <em>Yamekraw</em>: <em>A Negro Rhapsody</em>, a 12-minute portrait of a black community in Savannah, Ga. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 14:33:00 +0000 David Brent Johnson 23201 at http://nwpr.org History As Symphony: The African-American Experience In Jazz Suites