Create an account
This man wanted to do everything he could to end racism through his poems and short stories.
Edna St. Vincent Millay
was renowned for her poems about peace and her bohemian living. In 1923 she was first US female to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize for poetry.
Playwright who won 4 Pulitzer Prizes and one Nobel Prize for his tragic life-like dramas
American businessman, father of modern assembly lines, Model-T, and idea to pay workers good wages so they'll work harder.
Inventor of lightbulb, phonograph, generator, and electric vote recorder and many other inventions.
Defended two rich boys for killing another boy. Convinced the judge to give life in prison rather than death. Defended Mr. Scopes in the Monkey Trial about evolution.
William Jennings Bryan
US lawyer and politician who prosecuted John Scopes (1925) for teaching evolution in a Tennessee high school
Gangster who terrorized Chicago during Prohibition. Remembered for St. Valentine's Day Massacre.
Famous photographer whose photos convinced people to act and help the poor people during the Depression. Famous photo "Migrant Mother".
American novelist and playwright who wrote about typical America with all its problems in novels like Babbit and Main Street. First American to win a Nobel Prize for Literature
First great jazz soloist. Played trumpet and was instrumental in developing scat singing
Russian born American composer and pianist. Oscar nomination with brother, Ira, for "Shall We Dance".
Zora Neale Hurston
Black writer of novels and short stories. Novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, is considered her best work.
Please allow access to your computer’s microphone to use Voice Recording.
Having trouble? Click here for help.
We can’t access your microphone!
Click the icon above to update your browser permissions and try again
Reload the page to try again!Reload
Press Cmd-0 to reset your zoom
Press Ctrl-0 to reset your zoom
It looks like your browser might be zoomed in or out. Your browser needs to be zoomed to a normal size to record audio.
Please upgrade Flash or install Chrome
to use Voice Recording.
For more help, see our troubleshooting page.
Your microphone is muted
For help fixing this issue, see this FAQ.
Star this term
You can study starred terms together