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What philanthropic organizations supported black artists early on?

Some white institutions, such as the Julius Rosenwald Fund, subsidized black artists in the early twentieth century. Later, such support came from other private institutions such as the Harmon, Guggenheim, and Whitney Foundations. Grant programs have come from governmental agencies that also supported these artists, with provisions from the Works Progress Administration, the National Endowment for the Arts, and state arts councils.


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