Cultural change in the 1920s

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Jazz
Became more mainstream. Musicians like Louis Armstrong provided dance crazes like the Charleston. In cities - nightclubs attracted young people (esp Flappers). Jazz music could be heard from the home through radio and records.
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Criticisms of jazz
Older people thought it encouraged immorality in the young - esp because it had its origins in black American culture.
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What was the Harlem Renaissance?
An intellectual, social, and artistic explosion that took place in Harlem. Home to nightclubs like the Cotton Club. Featured top class jazz and blues singers like Duke Ellington - attracted largely white clientele. Centre of black intellectuals.
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Examples of black intellectuals
Jessie Redmon Fauset - writer, editor and campaigner for black empowerment. Alain Locke + Langston Hughes - challenged racial stereotypes through poetry.
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How much did radio sales grow from 1923 to 1929?
From $60m in 1923 to $842m in 1929
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