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The Roaring 20's

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FC: The Roaring 20's

1: We're going to study the 20's but we won't be reading the textbook. We will immerse ourselves in the culture of the period. We'll read the literature of the period, learn the slang, study the sports, view the famous and the infamous and enjoy the music. The following pages are a preview of what's to come.

2: America fell in love with Blues and Jazz

3: Louis Armstrong

4: Mamie Smith and Her Jazz Hounds | Duke Ellington

5: Bessie Smith

6: Irving Berlin | Cole Porter

7: Broadway shows and classical music were infused with jazz and blues. | George Gershwin

8: Zora Neale Hurston

9: Sometimes I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It's beyond me. Zora Neale Hurston http://womenshistory.about.com/od/quotes/a/zn_hurston.htm

10: Langston Hughes

11: A Dream Deferred 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? Langston Hughes http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/dream-deferred/

12: F. Scott Fitzgerald | Many consider F. Scott Fitzgerald's, Great Gatsby to be the greatest American novel.

13: Rosecliff, Newport, Rhode Island was used as Gatsby's house in the movie.

14: The Apollo

15: The 20's was a time to celebrate and music was everywhere.

16: Babe Ruth | Sports were all the rage in the '20's

17: The Globetrotters are founded in Chicago, Il

18: 1st Transatlantic Flight by Charles Lindbergh | Charles Lindbergh

19: The '20's saw Prohibition and the rise of organized crime. | Al Capone

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  • Title: The Roaring 20's
  • An introduction to the artists of the 1920's.
  • Tags: armstrong, berlin, ellington, fitzgerald, gatsby, gershwin, hughes, hurston, porter, rhapsody, smith, lindbergh, capone, ruth, grange, globetrotters
  • Published: over 9 years ago