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Arts and Culture"The Best Times"

The Harlem Renaissance was a time of great celebration in the 1920's.•What- An embracing of new music, literature, theater and visual arts from African American culture.•Who- People such as Louis Armstrong,Duke Ellington, Claude McKay,Zora Neale Hurston, Bessie Smith, Paul Robeson and Langston Hughes were apart ofThe Harlem Renaissance.•Where- The Harlem Renaissance centered around Harlem in New York City•When- this period started in 1917-1932 (from World War 1 and the Great Migration up to the Great Depression)•Why- The Harlem Renaissance was important because it encouraged African Americans to celebrate their heritage

The Harlem Renaissance

The 1920’s were the best times.•African Americans had more cultural freedom•Time of celebration•Famous books were written

"The Best Times"

The Charleston

The Jazz Age and Jazz

The Great Gatsby

The Jazz Age was a period of many Political, Economical and Social changes occuring when African Americans embraced their culture and lifestyle of this new era.What was the Jazz Age?- This era in American history started with the end of WW1 and ended with the Great Depression in 1929 when jazz music, modern ideas, flappers and dance became popular.Which decade was known as the Jazz Age?- The decade known as the Jazz Age was in the1920's, also known as the Roaring Twenties.Which phrase describes the Jazz Age?- " The period of the Jazz Age is associated with sophistication, modernism, exuberance, consumerism and decadence and the intro duction of jazz music."Important Quotes:"Jazz does not belong to one race or culture, but is a gift that America has given the world."- Ahmad Alaadeen, a jazz saxophonist"We are a happy people - the statistics prove it. We have more cars, more bathtubs, oil furnaces,silk stockings, bank accounts, than any other people on earth." 1929 quote by PresidentHerbert Hoover

The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald that follows a cast of characters living in the fictional town of West Egg, Long Island in the summer of 1922. The story is primarily about a young and mysterious millionare Jay Gatsby and his obsession for a beautiful girl named Daisy Buchanan. The Great Gatsby explores the themes of idealism and materialism, creating a portrait of the Jazz Age or The Roaring 20's.

Charleston, " by James P. Johnson was introduced in the Broadway musical Runnin' Wild in 1923. What?- The Charleston is both the swaying of the arms and the fast movement of the feet. First, one person moves the right foot back, steps forward and then kicks backwards with the left foot while the right arm moves forward. then, you do the opposite foot and arm.Who?- It had become very popular especially to Flappers, but the dance could be done by oneself, with a partner or group.Where it came from?- The dance had been performed in black communities since 1903,traced back to blacks who lived on an island off the coast of Charleston, South Carolina.

In 1924, F. Scott Fitzgerald moved to France, and it was there that he wrote his greatest novel, The Great Gatsby. Published in 1925, The Great Gatsby is narrated by Nick Carraway, who is Jay Gatsby's neighbor. The book follows Carraway and Gatsby's strange friendship and Gatsby's pusuit of a married woman named Daisy, ultimatly leading to his exposure as a bootlegger and his death.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

By, Kylee Culkin


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