BC: THE END
FC: 1920's: A New Beginning
1: I am so glad we finally have electric lights. The candles gave us light, but the wax burned out so quickly. The electric lights provide light to the whole house and are a great improvement from candles. Another improvement that we’ve had was automobiles. Ever since we’ve had the automobile, our transportation has been way more efficient. Automobiles have changed how we get from place to place in a big way! We just bought a radio, too. We can get our news easier than we could before. The radios are cool and a great way to get news or information. The new advances that we have are awesome.
2: The 21st Amendment has finally ended Prohibition. I am so glad because I can finally get some sleep. When Prohibition was still going on, all I heard at night were gunshots and police sirens. There would always be gangs and gangsters trying to smuggle alcohol and they would fight their competition. Most of the time, during the gang fights, there would be many gunshots fired. All of those gunshots would keep me up every night. Now bootleggers won’t have to go to speakeasies, smuggle liquor, or fight their competition, because Prohibition has ended. I am so glad and hope there are no more amendments that cause this much trouble and crime.
4: My parents and I hate it down here. We’ve faced so much discrimination and violence down in the South. My parents were thinking about moving up North because of the better job opportunities and to get away from this discrimination and violence. There is no way we can stay here and get treated this way! So we packed up and headed North. When we got in New York City, there were many job opportunities, but the discrimination and violence was still going on a little bit. We thought the discrimination and violence would be gone up here but it is not all!
6: I just came back from a Duke Ellington concert, featuring Louis Armstrong, and it was amazing! I loved the exciting jazz music with a swing. The music sounded great and really spoke to me. The night before, I had been to a Bessie Smith concert, and to me it wasn’t half as good. I loved the way Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington’s instruments harmonized. I can definitely see why they’re two of the main African American musicians during the Harlem Renaissance. I can’t wait to go to another concert. I loved it so much!
8: Ever since my dad lost his job, everyday I worry about becoming homeless. We don't have a lot of money now. We've had a lot of struggles, but we're still just trying to make it and survive.