She was an inspiration to girls because she changed the idea of what they were allowed to be. She influenced how people dressed and acted by how she let herself be seen as explained above. She brought African-American Blues/Jazz to the white community, and was the first white woman to make it big off of doing so. She was making $10,000 a night, which made people question whether or not she could really be a good blue singer, because before that point, only poor black people had the “soul” to put into it. When confronted with this question, she answered, “You know why we’re stuck with the myth that only black people have soul?
This is because the 19th amendment was made and allowed women to vote so anything that women could do was adding fuel to ditching the female roles in society. Overall the main events of the 1920s included America’s economic prosperity following World War I which became a period of artistic experimentation, the Harlem Renaissance and the 19th amendment allowing women to vote. A great example of this was Susan B. Anthony who wrote and gave 75-100 speeches in a year and would continue to do so for 45 years. Famous modernist writers at the time were all able to reflect the ideas, values and themes of the period between 1915 and 1935, allowing the public to read texts about social issues of the
Billie’s boyfriend at this time was trumpeter, Joe Guy, with him she started using heroin. Her drinking and drug use intensified after her mother passed away in 1945. Even though Billie was suffering from these personal problems, she remained a major star in the Jazz world and in popular music. In 1947 she appeared in a film, New Orleans, along with Louis Armstrong. In her later years, her lifestyle was starting to take a toll on her voice.
Johnson, Raenaya 11 / 14 / 17 Period. 7 Josephine Baker is known by certain people as the Flamboyant African American entertainer. Ms. Baker has also earned fame and fortune in Paris in the 1920' s stated in " Speech of the March on Washington ". Josephine became vocal opponent of segregation and discrimination. Ms.Baker talked about what went on in her life growing up and has given advice to us young adults.
Ella’s first big break was when Chick Web hired her to sing in his band in 1935. She recorded her first album with Chick and her first hit. At age twenty she reached number one in national charts for the song, "A-tisket, A-tasket" recorded with Chick. He fostered her talent and was, essentially, the reason for her fame. Her fame would not have been possible without Chick being her mentor.
For with this new freedom to go anywhere they wanted to go it was, as the elders saw, when the younger generation rebelled against traditional prohibitions. Dancing became a popular outing for the young people while elder people were against the newly popular jazz music for they did not like its “vulgarity” and “moral corruption” it influenced. From out of the streets of New Orleans, New York and Chicago were filled with newly discovered jazz bands while radio stations and phonograph records brought the tunes across the nation to thousands of listeners. Jazz music was not only the way it influenced Americans but also through ways such as Jazz poetry. Jazz poetry was created when property and music were merged together.
Lady Gaga alludes to this control men (and the media) have over women in her song “Do What U Want”. In the pre-chorus of her song, she repeats the words “Do what you want/ What you want with my body” as if she was telling men and the media that they can have control over her body but not her mind; a statement that would’ve been very influential and relevant back in the 50s and 60s. Many women felt the same way after being given the opportunity to work and make a living for themselves only to have their jobs taken away and to be subjected to the power of their returning husbands and back in charge of household maintenance. The men can force them back into the kitchen but they can’t change their craving for self-reliance and
Etta James was born Jamesetta Hawkins in Los Angeles and had a very tumultuous childhood as she was brought up by foster parents who ill-treated her. By the age of 5, she was known as a gospel prodigy, gaining fame by singing in her church choir and on the radio. At 12, she moved north to San Francisco, formed a trio and was soon working for band leader Johnny Otis. Four years later, she recorded, Roll with Me Henry, with the Otis band. James’ solo career was a slow starter, and she spent several years cutting low-selling singles for Modern and touring small clubs until 1960, when Leonard Chess signed her to a new record deal.
Men recognized that women helped a lot during the World War 1 and they should have the right to vote for their actions. For this reason, the Representation of the People Act in 1918 gave the vote to women over 30 (Trueman). Although, they only gave the right to vote for women over 30, it caused a major change in women’s social and political status, which at last gave women over 21 the right to vote after 10 years. It is important to say that men also wanted their proper right to vote because before 1918 the right to vote depended on the men’s wealth and the value of the property that is why only 3% of the adult male population were able to vote. That is why men also wanted the right to vote where neither sex or wealth and property qualification matter
Margaret was raised by her father and three sisters on a small farm that was close to the city. Her older sister, Elizabeth was a part of the organization of free women. Growing up she was inspired to be just like her sister Elizabeth. By 1840 Margaret followed her sister's footsteps and become ahead of the organizations after she got married and moved into the city of Georgia, because her husband worked as a lawyer. In her early teens she noticed that white men ruled the southern lifestyle and plantations on the farms of Georgia as well as unfair treatment of women who could not provide for themselves.
This was the only school in the area that allowed African American girls. At the age of 19 Ray graduated from the Institution. Not even six months later Howard University hired her as a teacher. Ray 's job consisted of her training other school teachers but she was not happy with that position. Charlotte 's dream was to attend the university 's law school.
The Roaring Twenties roared because of the vast amounts of spending, the crime, and people just having fun, but Murderess Row really made the twenties roar. During the twenties women became more independent and women’s rights became a focus; whereas, in the past women just did household things. The woman of the twenties began to wear shorter dresses, cut their hair and some women even began to drink and smoke during this time period due to the advertisements that encouraged this ("Vintage Tobacco/ Cigarette Ads of the 1920s (Page 2)"). Many women even began to commit crimes, one of these criminals is Belva Gaertner. Belva was born on September 14, 1884 in Litchfield, Illinois.
Born in Fairfax, Oklahoma, Maria Tallchief was one of the America’s most known ballerinas from the mid 1900s. She was considered to be “America’s first prima ballerina.” Something very notable about this women was she was from an Osage tribe and she was the first Native American to start a dance career. Maria Tallcheif showed her passion through dance through her performances, her marriages to people of the dance world, and through her persistent teaching to other dancers. Maria Tallchief danced with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo in the 1940s and then became professionally known. In 1947, Tallchief danced with Paris Opera Ballet and was the first American to do so.
Caitlyn Jenner does admit to enjoying fashion and makeup, but wants everyone to know that this is just her choice and everyone that is transgender doesn 't have to love those things. A recent comment she made in TIME magazine upset a few people and she elaborated on her thoughts as well. This week a lot of attention was brought to my comments in my TIME interview, in which I said that my appearance is important to me, that I want people to be at ease when they encounter me, and that people are still uncomfortable if a trans person looks like "a man in a dress." News came out recently that I Am Jazz was renewed for a second season on TLC. Caitlyn Jenner 's show I Am Cait is also coming back for a second season on E!.