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when the manufacture, sale, and transportation of alcoholic beverages were legally prohibited
A place where alcoholic drinks were sold and consumed illegally during prohibition
Smugglers of illegal alcohol during the Prohibition era
Literal interpretation and strict adherence to basic principles of a religion (or a religious branch, denomination, or sect).
1925 court case in which Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan debated the issue of teaching evolution in public schools
A 1920s term used to describe a new type of young woman; rebellious, energetic, and bold
A set of principles granting greater sexual freedom to men than to women
Charles A. Lindbergh
American aviator who was the leader of the American first organization and chief spokesman for US isolationism
United States composer who incorporated jazz into classical forms and composed scores for musical comedies (1898-1937)
a 20th century american painter
American novelist who satirized middle-class America in his 22 works, including Babbitt (1922) and Elmer Gantry (1927). He was the first American to receive (1930) a Nobel Prize for literature.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
An author of Books and short stories, widely known throughout America.
Edna St. Vincent Millay
wrote "a few figs thistles" candle not last
Lost Generation writer, spent much of his life in France, Spain, and Cuba during WWI, notable works include A Farewell to Arms
Zora Neale Hurston
African American writer and folklore scholar who played a key role in the Harlem Renaissance
James Weldon Johnson
NAACP leader and Harlem Renaissance writer; he wrote poetry and, with his brother, the song "Lift Every Voice and Sing."
African American leader durin the 1920s who founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association and advocated mass migration of African Americans back to Africa. Was deported to Jamaica in 1927.
Black literary and artistic movement centered in Harlem that lasted from the 1920s into the early 1930s that both celebrated and lamented black life in America; Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston were two famous writers of this movement.
A poet who was a major figure in the Harlem Renaissance movement and wrote the poem "If We Must Die" after the Chicago riot of 1919.
African American poet who described the rich culture of african American life using rhythms influenced by jazz music. He wrote of African American hope and defiance, as well as the culture of Harlem and also had a major impact on the Harlem Renaissance.
African American actor and singer who promoted African American rights and left-wing causes
Leading African American jazz musician during the Harlem Renaissance; he was a talented trumpeter whose style influenced many later musicians.
Born in Chicago middle class. moved to Harlem in 1923 and began playing at the cotton club. Composer, pianist and band leader. Most influential figures in jazz.
most famous female singer of Blues in the 1920s/30s