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Harlem Renaissance The Great Migration, due to WWI, was the movement of blacks from the rural South to industrial North Black populations, looking for employment, swelled in northern cities especially in New York City in the 1920s New generation of Af-Am poets, novelists, actors, artists, and intellectuals embrace African heritage Cultural movement known as “New Negro Movement” aka Harlem Renaissance
Title 3 details about the section Summarizing statement The Jazz Age (Summary Statement only) Jazz Arrives Jazz Clubs and Dance Halls The Jazz Spirit
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An American Story Louis Armstrong introduced a new, improvisational form of jazz in Chicago in 1922 1 st great trumpet soloist of jazz Chop Suey
The Phonograph Became popular in the 1920s Wax cylinders that could record and produce sound Replaced by records Records and radio led to the spread of music styles nationwide http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=yNAOHtmy4j0&ed ufilter=scO_Mq_iPeSU9rb qR5CtTQ&safe=activehttp://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=yNAOHtmy4j0&ed ufilter=scO_Mq_iPeSU9rb qR5CtTQ&safe=active
Harlem Renaissance during the Jazz Age “The Awakening” Define the major causes of the movement “Trouble in Paradise” What lead to the collapse of the Harlem Renaissance?
Prominent black Americans Langston Hughes was a writer and the leading voice for the Af-Am. Experience Duke Ellington was a composer, pianist, and band leader Marcus Garvey advocate of black nationalism
I, Too by Langston Hughes I, too, sing America. I am the darker brother They send me to eat in the kitchen When company comes, But I laugh, And eat well, And grow strong. Tomorrow, I’ll be at the table When company comes. Nobody’ll dare Say to me, “Eat in the kitchen,” Then. Besides, They’ll see how beautiful I am And be ashamed--- I, too, am America
Encouraging African- American Artists What social and economic elements existed during the 1920s that allowed the Harlem Renaissance to flourish? Trouble in Paradise What caused the Harlem Renaissance to end? (2 reasons)
Intellectuals and Alienation Define the “Lost Generation” What events/issues caused skepticism among the “Lost Generation” What problems did they see with the United States?
Intellectuals and Alienation “Lost Generation” refers to a group of writers who returned from WWI with a different set of ideals as a result of seeing the horror of war. –Cynicism about the heroic portrayal of war –Questioned the moral codes of war –Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald –Attacked Fundamentalism, Prohibition, and nativism –Attacked industrialism and materialism
Art and Literature Artist and writers flocked to Greenwich Village (NYC) and Chicago’s South Side Young artists lived the Bohemian (unconventional) lifestyle Realism major art movement T.S. Eliot, Ernest Hemingway (For Whom the Bell Tolls), and F. Scott Fitzgerald (The Great Gasby) defined the era of “real” poetry and literature