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The Roaring Twenties
Transcript of The Roaring Twenties
I love you for your brownness,
And the rounded darkness of your breast,
I love you for the breaking sadness in your voice
And shadows where your wayward eyelids rest.
Something of old forgotten queens
Lurks in the lithe abandon of your walk
And something of the shackled slave
Sobs in the rhythm of your talk.
Oh, little brown girl, born for sorrow’s mate,
Keep all you have of the queenliness,
Forgetting that you once were slave,
And let your full lips laugh at fate
- Gwendolyn Bennett Gwendolyn Bennett My old man's a white old man
And my old mother's black.
If ever I cursed my white old man
I take my curses back.
If ever I cursed my black old mother
And wished she were in hell,
I'm sorry for that evil wish
And now I wish her well
My old man died in a fine big house.
My ma died in a shack.
I wonder were I'm going to die,
Being neither white nor black? Josephine Baker A Time of Innovation Henry Ford Pioneering auto manufacturer in the early 1900s; made affordable cars for the masses using assembly line and other production techniques Aviator who became an international hero when he made the first solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean in 1927. Glenn Curtiss: an American aviation pioneer and a founder of the US Aircraft industry; made the first officially witnessed flight in North American and made the first long distance flight in the US. Thank you for watching!!! A 1920’s term used to describe a new type of young woman; rebellious, energetic, fun-loving, and bold A ban on the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages the relations between members of two or more human races, especially within a single community An American lawyer who is best known for defending John Scopes in the “Scopes Trial” Advocate of silver standard and proponent of Democratic and Populist views from 1890s through the 1910s; Democratic candidate for President in 1896, 1900, and 1908