The young soldiers found themselves inflicted with an "eat-drink-and-be-merry-for-tomorrow-we-die spirit." Far away from the society that raised them and faced with the reality of death, many searched (and found) extreme life experiences before they entered the battlefield.
When the war was over, the survivors went home and the world tried to return to normalcy.
At the time, New York's Harlem neighborhood had a thriving arts scene., put out by the National Association for the Advancement Colored People.He is sometimes referred to as "the father of black American art." Douglas developed an interest in art early on, finding some of his inspiration from his mother's love for painting watercolors.After graduating from Topeka High School in 1917, Douglas attended the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.A 25-cent admission price entitled audience members to watch as long as they pleased.Dance marathons were held in Spokane, Seattle, Yakima, Wenatchee, Bellingham, and elsewhere.