The Influence Of Jazz In The 1920s

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Music plays a very important role in everyone’s life. It is important because people everywhere can use it to express themselves. Music gives people the chance to be who they want to be. Music speaks louder than words and can express emotions, good or bad. It is also important because it allows people to escape reality and enter their own little worlds when they feel alone. Music is like a friend that is always there when it feels like no one else is. And it can get you through hard times but, music is not only there for the bad times. People may also use music to celebrate or act as a mood booster. Most importantly music brings everyone together no matter race, age, gender, and more. Just like in the 1920s jazz music brought people together. Jazz is a style of music created by African- Americans in the 19th and 20th century. The developing genre of music caught the attention of many Americans during the 1920s. It also brought Americans closer together. Jazz was born …show more content…
It helped give opportunities to black, artist, actors, actresses, authors, and many more. Langston Hughes was one of the African- American authors during the 1920s. He was born on February 1, 1902, in Joplin, Missouri. He published his first poem in 1921 and his first book in 1926. His poetry was also promoted by Vachel Lindsay. He passed away on May 22, 1967 ("Langston Hughes"). Aaron Douglas was an African-American painter and graphic artist that was born in Topeka, Kansas. “ He is sometimes referred to as "the father of black American art" ”("Aaron Douglas") . He began to like art when he was young. Aaron was inspired by his mother because she use to paint with watercolors. He worked in magazines to help feature African-American art and literature. With his reputation for creating compelling graphics,he became illustrator for many writers. He passed away on February 2, 1978. Aaron Douglas received countless honors ( "Aaron Douglas")

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