Presentation on theme: "O.A. Please read pages and answer the following questions:"— Presentation transcript:
1 O.A. Please read pages 458-459 and answer the following questions: Why might the nation’s large cities have been a magnet for many writers of the time?How does the scene that Fitzgerald describes capture the essence of the Roaring Twenties?What double meanings are conveyed in the language of the poems of Millay and Hughes?
2 Changing ones attitude & perspective on life Harlem RenaissanceChanging ones attitude & perspective on life
3 The Harlem Renaissance was - A literary & artistic movement celebrating African-American cultureAfrican Americans migrated north from the southExpressed a changing attitude among themselves
4 Goal SettingNAACP expanded – protested racial violence such as lynchingUNIA founded – awakened pride, economic interdependence, and reverence for Africa
5 Celebrated African American culture through - Writers – Langston Hughes, Zora Neale HurstonPerformers – Paul Robeson, Ethel WatersMusic – Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong