The Roaring 20's
African Americans~Harlem Renaisanee~Jazz Music
Armstrong was an American Jazz trumpeter, singer, and an influential figure in Jazz music.
Smith was a singer, a flapper and a dancer.
Ellington was a composer, pianist and a bandleader of jazz orchestras.
Langstun Hughes, James Weldon Johnson and Zora Neale Hurston
Langstun Hughes was an American poet. He won praise for his beautiful poems and his moving expressions of racial pride. He wanted his poems to sound like Jazz music.
James Weldon Johnson was an American author, educator, lawyer, diplomat, songwriter and civil rights activist. He was another Harlem Renaissance figure who combined politics and poetry. He wrote editorials for New York Age, which was one of the most important black owned newspapers in the country. He also worked as an organizer for the NAACP.
Zora Neale Hurston was an American folklorist, anthropologist, and an author. Zora moved to New York to study anthropology at Barnard College. Zora also was swept up in the excitement of the Harlem Renaissance.
literary work in which special intensity is given to the expression of feelings and ideas by the use of distinctive style and rhythm; poems collectively or as a genre of literature.