This artist produced intensely colored canvases that captured the grandeur of New York.
This composer merged traditional elements of music with American Jazz.
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
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.
He stressed the theme of “black is beautiful” in his poetry.
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.
This jazz pianist and composer won fame as one of America’s greatest composers.
He wrote such pieces as “Mood Indigo” and “Sophisticated Lady.”
This major dramatic actor ‘s performance in Shakespeare’s Othello was widely acclaimed.
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.