Ch. 12 ; 13 People

This artist produced intensely colored canvases that captured the grandeur of New York.

Georgia O’Keefe

This composer merged traditional elements of music with American Jazz.
George Gershwin

In This Side of Paradise and The Great Gatsby, this novelist portrayed wealthy people leading hopelessly empty lives.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Wounded in World War I, this writer criticized the glorification of war and introduced a tough, simplified style of writing that set a new literary standard
Ernest Hemingway

This trumpet player’s astounding sense of rhythm and ability to improvise has led many to consider him the single most important and influential musician in the history of jazz.
Louis Armstrong

He stressed the theme of “black is beautiful” in his poetry.
Langston Hughes

As Attorney General, he sent government agents out on a series of illegal raids to hunt down suspected radicals.

A. Mitchell Palmer

As president of the United Mine Workers, he led the miners on a strike that eventually resulted in a significant wage increase.
John L. Lewis

In many of her novels, books of folklore, poetry, and short stories, this writer portrayed the lives of poor, unschooled Southern African Americans
Zora Neale Hurston

This was a literary and artistic movement that celebrated African-American culture.
Harlem Renaissance

This jazz pianist and composer won fame as one of America’s greatest composers.

He wrote such pieces as “Mood Indigo” and “Sophisticated Lady.”

Duke Ellington

This major dramatic actor ‘s performance in Shakespeare’s Othello was widely acclaimed.
Paul Robeson

He was a small-town pilot who made the first nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic.
Charles A. Lindbergh

His company built aircraft for the U.S.

Army and Navy, and during the years leading up to World War I, his experiments with seaplanes led to advances in naval aviation.

Glenn Curtiss