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Men And Women Heroes of the 1920’s
Transcript of Men And Women Heroes of the 1920’s
Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington
(April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) composer
big band leader Jacob Lawrence
(September 7, 1917 – June 9, 2000) African American Painter
(August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971)
"Satchmoo" & "Pops"
American jazz trumpeter Hermila Galindo de Topete
(29 May 1896 – 1954) Mexican feminist
Porfirio Díaz. Alice Stokes Paul
(January 11, 1885 – July 9, 1977) American suffragette and activist
Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) American author and journalist
Economy and understatement
Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954
Amelia Mary Earhart
(July 24, 1897 – July 2, 1937) Became interested in planes at age of 10.
Flew up to 14,000 feet, breaking women's altitude record.
First woman to fly across the Atlantic in 20 hours and 40 minutes.
Began flight around the world, disappeared over the Pacific Ocean. Langston Hughes
(February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967) Wrote about different ways of looking at the life of African-Americans in the U.S. among other things
Considered himself a part of the cultural movement known as the Harlem Renaissance
Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz, The Weary Blues, Not Without Laughter
(October 23, 1905 – November 30, 2003) First woman to swim the English Channel (14 hours, 39 minutes)
In 1924 Summer Olympics, won gold medal in 400-meter freestyle relay team
After she returned to the U.S. from England, there was a parade organized for her, attended by 2 million people George Eastman
(July 12, 1854 – March 14, 1932) Photographer
Created roll film
Perfected the Kodak camera
Philanthropist: donated $75 million Babe Ruth
(1895-1948) One of the MLB major prolific hitters.
He became one of the first five players elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. American heavyweight fighter who held heavyweight title from 1919 to 1926.
He is a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Jack Dempsey
(1895-1983) Al Capone gangster involved with bootlegging liquor Red Grange Football Halfback
Football League Dorothea Lange Photographer & Photojournalist Charles Lindbergh "The Lone Eagle"
aviator, author, inventor, explorer, and social activist Helen Wills Moody Tennis Player Harry Houdini
(March 24, 1874 – October 31, 1926) Born in Hungary, emigrated to U.S.
Became a magician at 17
Wanted to perform no matter what, even when injured during the show
Believed that he could communicate with people after their death Henry Ford
(1863-1947) Founder of the Ford Motor Company. He revolutionized transportation with his Model T Automobile. Alexander Fleming
(1881-1955) A biologist who discovered the substance of penicillin. Smedley Butler (1881-1940) Major General in the U.S. Marine Corps
Received 16 medals, him being the only one receiving the Brevet Award and 2 medals of honor all for separate actions JAZZ WOMEN ART SPORTS OTHER