2 MoviesDuring the 1920’s Many American became acquainted with leisure and pleasure.EscapismEqualityMovie stars became icon: Rudolph Valintino
3 Sports Participation increased Professional Sports such as baseball, boxing and tennis became highly attended.Babe Ruth, Jim Thorpe, Jack DempseySegregation:Rube Foster created the Negro Leagues.
4 Charles Lindbergh First man to fly non-stop across the Atlantic New York to ParisSpirit of St. LouisBecame national hero
5 “All that Jazz” American began to listen to Jazz. African American ExpressionFreestyleBlues/SoulCross Racial boundaries
6 Literature In the 1920’s American read Lost Generation F. Scott Fitzgerald and Sinclair Lewis wrote about the have and have not’s
7 The Harlem Renaissance Black Writers wrote on racism and African IdentityLangston Hughes
8 I, Too, Sing America 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.