In partnership with the WPA and completed in 1934, Aspects of Negro Life: Song of the Towers is part of a four-mural collection in which Douglas reflects the African American experience within the scope of the American dream. Douglas felt that jazz was a great contribution of African American culture to the world. Here the figure in the center holds a saxophone in his hand with light circles radiating from the instrument. These circles represent sound waves spreading African American culture and music to the world. Off into the distance, the Statue of Liberty stands in a green haze, marking the symbol of freedom and the American dream. However, the threat of labor and industrialization stands in their way.