Presentation on theme: "People That Changed the World Culturally Jazz Age---Louis Armstrong"— Presentation transcript:
1 People That Changed the World Culturally Jazz Age---Louis Armstrong Harlem Renaissance---Langston HughesBaseball---Babe RuthAutomobile---Henry FordAirplane---Charles Lindbergh
2 Jazz Age---Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong, nicknamed "Satchmo," "Pops" and, later, "Ambassador Satch," was born on August 4, 1901, in New Orleans, Louisiana. An all-star virtuoso, he came to prominence in the 1920s, influencing countless musicians with both his daring trumpet style and unique vocals.
3 Louis ArmstrongSince his death, Armstrong's stature has only continued to grow. In the 1980s and '90s, younger African-American jazz musicians like Wynton Marsalis, Jon Faddis and Nicholas Payton began speaking about Armstrong's importance, both as a musician and a human being. A series of new biographies on Armstrong made his role as a civil rights pioneer abundantly clear and, subsequently, argued for an embrace of his entire career's output, not just the revolutionary recordings from the 1920s.
4 Langston HughesLangston Hughes was an American poet, novelist, and playwright whose African-American themes made him a primary contributor to the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s.
5 Babe RuthLegendary baseball player Babe Ruth led the Red Sox to three championships, including the 1916 title which saw him pitch a still-record 13 scoreless innings
6 Henry FordOne of America's foremost industrialists, Henry Ford revolutionized assembly-line modes of production for the automobile. Henry Ford created the Ford Model T car in 1908 and went on to develop the assembly line mode of production, which revolutionized the industry. As a result, Ford sold millions of cars and became a world-famous company head.