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Harlem Renaissance & Prohibition
Transcript of Harlem Renaissance & Prohibition
Eric Hsieh Harlem(1920-30) Harlem Renaissance Prohibition Find a way Poetry Effective? Great Migration
Neighborhood in NYC
White workers moved out and landlords sold the homes at low prices to the blacks
Intellectuals & Artists
"Black Mecca" W.E.B Du Bois & NAACP
Fight Segregation & Racism
Blur line between "rich" and "poor"
negroes through music.
Black & White music tastes started mixing.
speakeasies Langston Hughes
"express themselves freely, no matter
what the black public or white public
roots and culture
artistic and intellectual imagination
united racial identity
undereducated to cosmopolitan sophistication Wets vs Drys
18th Amendment 1919
Volstead Act(1919 pass 1920 in effect)
carried out by the Anti Saloon League
Al Capone & Tom Dennison
Blaine Act (1933) Deaths caused by cirrhosis of the liver in men dropped to 10.7 men per 100,000 from 29.5 men per 100,000 from 1911 to 1929
adulterated or contaminated liquor contributed to more than 50,000 deaths and many cases of blindness and paralysis Edward Su, Cailin Brown, Eric Hsieh Works Cited http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/prohibition/roots-of-prohibition/