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Life for the African Americans : 

Life for the African Americans By: Riley Holton

1920’s : 

1920’s In the 1920’s, African Americans were going through doing many new things that they hadn’t even thought about doing before that. Not only did African Americans go through changes, they were the reason for some of the changes in the 1920’s.

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Only sixty years before 1920, African Americans were just breaking away from slavery. So for African Americans to be going through those changes was a big step for them. Although the racial hatred wasn’t even close to being forgotten, those changes and many new things really helped the African Americans in society.

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African Americans were still getting lynched and attacked by whites especially the K.K.K.

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One particular change that took the country by storm was the bringing of jazz to the attention of white people and the mainstream. Not only did African Americans start jazz, but some of the best jazz. Two of those musicians were Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong.

The Beginning Of the Jazz Age : 

The Beginning Of the Jazz Age Jazz music was started in New Orleans by African Americans playing it in the night clubs. Then it spread to Chicago and New York and the other big cities around the country.

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That’s how jazz music really got started. Not only did African Americans start jazz, but some of the best jazz. Two of those musicians were Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong.

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Some changes were for the better, and some changes were not so good. In the areas of music, culture, and writing, Jazz and the Harlem Renaissance improved the life of African Americans.

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On the down side, the same old evils of racial hatred and discrimination got worse for African Americans in the form of the KKK and in work and housing choices.

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The main result of the changes was that African Americans became more involved in the mainstream of American life.

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THE END!