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1920's Figures

These are important and famous people from the 1920's. They had a huge impact on America and the path our nation took during the wild and crazy Jazz Age.

Clara BowSilent Movie Actress called "The It Girl"
Rudolph ValentinoOne of Hollywood's first heartthrobs. He made girls everywhere swoon until his sudden death.
Warren G. HardingPresident during the first part of the 1920's who was weak and let corruption take seat in the federal government
Calvin CoolidgePresident of the 1920's who undid several progressive accomplishments in order to help big business.
Louis ArmstrongJazz trumpet player of the Harlem Renaissance
Bessie SmithEmpress of the Blues, jazz singer of the Harlem Reniassance
Countee CullenPoet of the Harlem Renaissance
Langston HughesArguably the best known poet of the Harlem Renaissance
Babe RuthProfessional Baseball player who saved the professional game with his amazing feats on the field
Red Grange"The Galloping Ghost", Amazing college football player, one of the best ever.
Bill "Bojangles" RobinsonTap dancer of the Harlem Renaissance
Duke EllingtonPiano player and band leader of the Harlem Renaissance
Marcus GarveyAfrican-American leader who led the Back-to-Africa Movement and the UNIA
WEB DuBoisAfricn-American leader who helped form the NAACP
Charlie ChaplinHollywood comedic actor who created the character "The Little Tramp"
Charles LindberghPilot who was the first to fly non-stop across the Atlantic from New York to Paris. He became an American Icon.
Herbert HooverPresident of the United States when the Great Depression hit. He would receive the blame for the Depression.
SheiksHip, cool young men of the 1920's
FlappersYoung, cool, rebellious women of the 1920's
Henry FordAutomobile maker who helped revolutionize American industry by pioneering the use of the moving assembly line.

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