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2 Nicholas Brothers in Stormy Weather

3 Flappers and the “Lost” Generation:

4 What was the Great Migration North and West?

5 Jobs for African Americans in the south were scarce and low paying, so African Americans moved to cities in the north and midwest in search of better employment opportunities.

6 African Americans faced discrimination and violence in the North and the Midwest. Southern family arriving in Chicago during WWI.

7 What was the Harlem Renaissance?

8 The Harlem Renaissance African American artists, writers, and musicians based in Harlem revealed the freshness and variety of African American culture.

9 These Harlem Renaissance leaders drew upon the heritage of black culture to establish themselves as powerful forces for cultural change.

10 The popularity of these artists spread to the rest of society.

11 Musicians of the 1920s and the Harlem Renaissance

12 In music, Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong were both famous jazz composers.

13 1. Louis Armstrong (when the Saints come marching home) sist_safety_mode=1&safe=active (Wonderful World) (Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - They Can't Take That Away From Me) ode=true&persist_safety_mode=1&safe=active (Louis Armstrong - Hello Dolly Live)

14 2. Duke Ellington h?v=qDQpZT3GhDg h?v=qDQpZT3GhDg Take The "A" Train /watch?v=bHRbEhLj540&safet y_mode=true&persist_safety_ mode=1&safe=active /watch?v=bHRbEhLj540&safet y_mode=true&persist_safety_ mode=1&safe=active

15 Bessie Smith was a famous blues singer.

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17 Cultural Climate of the 1920s and 1930s Music George Gershwin composed unique music that tells a story. Aaron Copland wrote unique American music that evokes strong emotions.

18 Write in the margin next to George Gershwin and Aaron Copland: They wrote uniquely American music

19 Music: Aaron Copland and George Gershwin, composers who wrote uniquely American music George Gershwin Aaron Copland ch?v=qK9yl9xe7s0&safety_m ode=true&persist_safety_mo de=1&safe=active watch?v=1U40xBSz6Dc&s afety_mode=true&persist _safety_mode=1&safe=ac tive

20 4. Aaron Copland o&feature=related o&feature=related Hoe-Down from "Rodeo" (Copland) ure=related&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_mode= 1&safe=active 5. George Gershwin An American in Paris &src_vid=1U40xBSz6Dc&feature=iv&v=U1_TSydZ1LQ&safety_mod e=true&persist_safety_mode=1&safe=active &src_vid=1U40xBSz6Dc&feature=iv&v=U1_TSydZ1LQ&safety_mod e=true&persist_safety_mode=1&safe=active

21 Artists of the 1920s and the Harlem Renaissance

22 What was the cultural climate of the 1920s and 1930s? ART In art, Georgia O’Keefe was an artist known for urban scenes, flowers, and later, paintings of the southwest.

23 6. Georgia O'Keeffe: eature=related&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_ mode=1&safe=active Flowers Georgia O'Keeffe talking about her life and work (1977) eature=related&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_ mode=1&safe=active eature=related&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_ mode=1&safe=active


25 In art, Jacob Lawrence was a painter who chronicled the Great Migration north and west.

26 7. Jacob Lawrence h?v=COw7QOUCIrM&safety_ mode=true&persist_safety_mo de=1&safe=active


28 Writers of the 1920s and the Harlem Renaissance

29 Cultural Climate of the 1920s and 1930s Literature John Steinbeck was a novelist who portrayed the strength of poor migrant workers in the 1930s.

30 8. John Steinbeck, “Of Mice and Men”audiobook rP22_Wx67U&feature=related Movie scene “Tell me about the rabbits” 4zvMyxNAo&safety_mode=true&per sist_safety_mode=1&safe=active

31 In literature, Langston Hughes was a poet who combined the experiences of African and American cultural roots.

32 9. Langston Hughes (I too am America) (The Weary Blues) (A Dream Deferred) (Mother To Son) E2ZPnRYnfw E2ZPnRYnfw

33 A Dream Deferred by 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?

34 Democracy will not come Today, this year Nor ever Through compromise and fear. I have as much right As the other fellow has As the other fellow has To stand On my two feet And own the land. Langston Hughes (Lincoln University 1928)

35 Cultural Climate of the 1920s and 1930s Literature F. Scott Fitzgerald he was a novelist who wrote about the Jazz Age of the 1920s.


37 The End

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