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1 Jazz Age and Harlem Renaissance

2 Jazz Age Began in New Orleans
Brought North through the Great Migration Heavily influenced by African music traditions Heavily influences future groups such as the Beatles and Rolling Stones Jazz greats included Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton

3 Dances The Charleston The Foxtrot The Black Bottom

4 Harlem Renaissance Cultural renaissance of African Americans centered around the Harlem neighborhood in New York. Led by people like Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston and Marcus Garvey Strove to create a new black identity through the arts and rejecting old, European (white) concepts in art, music and dance. Also called the New Negro Movement Places like the Savoy Ballroom became famous for their focus on jazz and African American culture and were often frequented by white, middle class Americans.

5 Leaders Marcus Garvey: Back to Africa movement, Universal Negro Improvement Association Langston Hughes: poet, writer W.E.B DuBois: politician Aaron Douglas: artist

6 I’ve Known Rivers I've known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood in human veins. My soul has grown deep like the rivers. I bathed in the Euphrates when dawns were young. I danced in the Nile when I was old I built my hut near the Congo and it lulled me to sleep. I looked upon the Nile and raised the pyramids above it. I heard the singing of the Mississippi when Abe Lincoln went down to New Orleans, and I've seen its muddy bosom turn all golden in the sunset. I've known rivers: Ancient, dusky rivers. My soul has grown deep like the rivers

7 A Dream Deferred: Langston Hughes
What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up Like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore-- And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over-- like a syrupy sweet? Maybe it just sags like a heavy load. Or does it explode

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