New forms of mass entertainment
Telephone lines connecting the east and west coasts of the United States were completed in 1915, making it possible to speak to someone across the country. Today, in the 21st century, phone calls between friends and businesses around the world are common everyday occurrences.
Mass production of the automobile
First in flight
Wilbur Wright and Orville Wright were brothers who ran both a printing shop and a bicycle shop in Dayton, Ohio. The skills they learned from working on printing presses and bicycles were invaluable in trying to design and build a working airplane.
For many African Americans growing up in the South in the 19th and 20th centuries, the threat of lynching was common place. an act of terror meant to spread fear among blacks, served the broad social purpose of maintaining white supremacy in the economic, social and political spheres.
Wilmington Race riot which occurred in, Wilmington NC starting on November 10, 1898 and continued for several days. It is considered a turning point in post-reconstruction north Carolina politics. it was a era of severe racial segregation and disfranchisement throughout the South.
W.E.B Dubois, Booker T. Washington, Ida B wells
Educator Booker T. Washington was one of the foremost African-American leaders of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, founding the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, now known as Tuskegee University.
Ida B. Wells was an African-American journalist and activist who led an anti-lynching crusade in the United States in the 1890