What do you think about the Harmon Awards and the Harmon Foundation’s support for black artists? Based on all the readings listed above, explain the benefits that the Harmon Foundation offered to the artists it selected for recognition. How essential was the Harmon Foundation to the development of African-American art in the Harlem Renaissance period? Then, respond to the essay by Romare Bearden. What are his arguments against the Harmon Foundation’s influence on African-American art? Overall would you say that the Harmon Foundation had a positive or negative impact on African-American artists, or was it some of each?