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1 The Jazz Age The Culture of the 1920’s

2 Movies During the 1920’s Many American became acquainted with leisure and pleasure. Escapism Equality Movie 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 Dempsey Segregation: Rube Foster created the Negro Leagues.

4 Charles Lindbergh First man to fly non-stop across the Atlantic
New York to Paris Spirit of St. Louis Became national hero

5 “All that Jazz” American began to listen to Jazz.
African American Expression Freestyle Blues/Soul Cross 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 Identity Langston 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.

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