an African American from St. Louis, delighted audiences dancing the Charleston wearing only a string of bananas around her waist, as she sang jazz favorites.
theory of the evolutionary origins of life as presented in Origin of the Species and the Descent of Man was a key development. Although Darwin did not directly attack Christianity, the implications of his theory called into question the truth of biblical revelation, and hence Christianity.
overthrew the Newtonian view (classical physics) of the universe upon the Enlightenment tradition rested. Classic physics taught that the universe was a three-dimensional, objective reality, whose properties could be measured from an absolute reference point; wrote Relativity: The Special and General Theory. 1905 Theory of Relativity of time and space challenged traditional ideas of Newtonian physics E=MC2
wrote "The Waste Land" ; portrays postwar European culture as a waste land.