The Harlem Renaissance In The 1920's

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The 1920’s is the most live time in U.S. History. From the movements towards women rights to Prohibition, this decade was fruitful and dancing with joy and fear. The gladness arrived from the start of the exponential explosion of the country’s economy, where the wealth of the land doubled and people could go from shoddy farms to millionaires. Following suit was the movements of women rights and their ability to vote. With every smile there is a tear to follow. This decade’s tears were the poor treatment of african americans and immigrants. Also with the banning of alcohol the crime rates skyrocketed through the roof causing empires to rise and horrific events to come from them. Though these times were rough and relaxing, Women Rights and Harlem…show more content…
It ranged from books about slave live and the hope after freedom to the invention of jazz which became wide spread. These records of the slave life opened a lot of eyes about the horrors of their previous life. Other writers like Langston Hughes wrote about the calmness of freedom and the glory of nature and life. These types of writing gave hope to the low class black people through those painful and irritated times. Jazz is another result of the surge of culture. "If you have to ask what jazz is, you 'll never know." (Armstrong 1924) Jazz was originated from a mix of brass classical instruments and the upbeat tempo of the southern songs. This joyful music made a huge impact in the 1920’s and shaped the decade to what it is now. Eventually near the end of the 20’s Armstong created an alternate to Jazz called Blues, it used the same instruments but the songs were slower and had a darker message to them. The Harlem renaissance is a mix of culture and life to create a new breed of fun and…show more content…
“On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment was certified by U.S. Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby, and women finally achieved the long-sought right to vote throughout the United States.” (History 2016) Women right activists worked for decades for the right and worth of women to be equal to men. Finally on August 10, 1920 women finally got the right to vote for the first time. After over 70 years of fighting they finally got a foot in with the men and stood their ground. After words younger women started to rebel against the standard for women. “In a cool, glittery style that mirrors the roaring decade she delves into.” (Publisher Weekly 2013) Flappers set a new tone of normal from the older housewife lifestyle to rebellious and hard working citizen. These brave women stand against the norm and changed the world by allowing women to work at the same jobs that men work by proving themselves. Due to these brave women they changed the country for the better and making the future for all
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