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Charles Henry Alston – Educational Lesson - Level 1

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The famous African American artist Charles Henry Alston was a very talented artist who painted during the Harlem Renaissance. His paintings were so good that they were printed in magazines like the New York magazine, Fortune and Mademoiselle. Alston was brilliant and helped to put Harlem artists on the map! Students will be excited to learn all about Alston and his artwork in these reading comprehension lessons and questions on the subject of Charles Henry Alston.

Students are sure to enjoy learning about Charles Henry Alston and the lasting contributions that he made to the world of art, as well as to the Harlem Renaissance.

Three fun facts about Charles Henry Alston:

  • His stepfather, Harry Bearden, was the uncle of artist Romare Bearden.
  • His bronze sculpture of Martin Luther King, Jr. became the first image of an African American person to be put on display in the White House.
  • He designed album covers for Duke Ellington and Coleman Hawkins.

Harlem Roots Lesson: Level One

Perfect for students starting to read full paragraphs. Level one lesson contains two short reading comprehension lessons approximately sixty plus words with three questions each as well as the answer key.

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