Presentation on theme: "Women and African Americans during the 1920s. Describe the changing roles and perceptions of women in the late 1920s Right to vote (19 th amendment) –"— Presentation transcript:
Describe the changing roles and perceptions of women in the late 1920s Right to vote (19 th amendment) – suffragists Flappers – Hairstyles; the bob – Make up – Dancing; the Charleston Increased participation in the workforce Increased educational opportunities – More women attending and graduating from colleges and universities.
Great Migration Many African Americans began to move North and West during WWI and continued to move North throughout the 20s. -Low paying jobs in the south. -Better employment opportunities in northern industrial cities. -Discrimination -Violence in the South and North -Race riots (Tulsa, OK 1921) -segregation -Rural to Urban migration -Movement into the cities.
Harlem Renaissance African American artists, writers, and musicians based in Harlem revealed the freshness and variety of African American culture. Art Jacob Lawrence, painter who chronicled the experiences of the Great Migration north through art Literature Langston Hughes, poet who combined the experiences of African and American cultural roots Music Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong, jazz composers; Bessie Smith, blues singer Popularity of these artists spread to the rest of society.