Chapter 21 - The Roaring Life of the 1920s Vocab
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A ban on the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages. The 18th Amendment
A place where alcoholic drinks were sold and consumed illegally during prohibition
people who smuggled alcohol
interpretation of the Bible. fundamentalists rejected the theory of evolution.
1925 Tennesse trial where teacher John Scopes was charged with teaching evolution
Scope's lawyer. He argued that evolution should be taught in schools.
Young women of the 1920s that behaved and dressed in a radical fashion
set of principles granting great sexual freedom to men than to women
Charles A. Lindbergh
pilot who flew from New York City to Paris; became a hero
made the first nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic
concert music composer
took jazz into the mainstream by combining it with classical style and popular song
first American to win Nobel Prize in literature (novel Babbitt, about Americans' conformity and materialism)
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Wrote the great Gatsby
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Poet, celebrated youth and free life
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
Black writer who wanted to save African American folklore. She traveled all across the South collecting folk tales, songs & prayers of Black southerners. Her book was called Mules and Men.
James Weldon Johnson
NAACP leader and Harlem Renaissance writer; he wrote poetry
immigrant from Jamaica, believed that African Americans should built a separate society, founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association; practical plans, encouraged followers to return to Africa and build a nation there,
literary and artistic movement celebrating African American culture
novelist, poet, Jamaican immigrant - urged African Americans to resist prejudice and discrimination
"If We Must Die"
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
Leading African American jazz musician during the Harlem Renaissance; he was a talented trumpeter whose style influenced many later musicians.
United States jazz composer and piano player and bandleader during the Harlem Renaissance
African American blues singer who played and important role in the Harlem Renaissance.
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