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The Jazz Age

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Bessie Smith is a...
musician
Louis Armstrong is a...
musician
Langston Hughes is a...
author
Claude McKay is a...
author- "Home to Harlem"
Paul Robeson is a...
actor
Rose McClendon is a...
actress
George Gershwin composed...
Rhapsody in Blue
Well known Harlem jazz club that attracted some of the best jazz musicians
Cotton Club
jazz
music combining a verety of musical styles; originated with African American musicians in New Orleans and gained national popularity in 20's
blues
music that grew out of slave music and religious spirituals
Bessie Smith
known for her song, "Down Hearted Blues"; sold more than 500,000 copies in 1923
Louis Armstrong
New Orleans jazz musician
Bix Biederbecke
was a cornetist and pianist
Duke Ellington
most famous jazz musician of the era
Langston Hughes
African American poet that wrote, "I, too"
Harlem Renaissance
period of great African American artistic accomplishments that began in the 1920's in the Harlem neighborhood of N.Y. City
Paul Robeson
praised for his role in "Emperor Jones"
Rose McClendon
African American actress known for her role in "Deep River"
James Weldon Johnson
Published "The Book of American Negro Poetry"
Ernest Hemingway
wrote "A farewell to Arms"
Lost Generation
a group of writers whose works reflected the horrors of death and destruction of WW1 and critized consumerism and superficiality of post war society
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Wrote "Great Gatsby" (1925) and "This Side of Paradise")1920)
Alfred Stieglitz
helped popularize photography; photographed people, airplanes, skyscrapers, and crowded streets
Diego Rivera
One member of the big three (los tres grandes); mexican muralist the focused his work on workers' problems and industrial development in America (Detroit Industry)
Sinclair Lewis
wrote "Main Street" and "Babbit"
Edward Hopper
painted "Manhattan Bridge Loop" and "Early Sunday Morning"