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  1. page Racism and the Rise of the KKK edited ... Racism and the rise of the KKK was a deeply divisive issue during the 1920s. The Klan was able…
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    Racism and the rise of the KKK was a deeply divisive issue during the 1920s. The Klan was able to alienate not only blacks as it had previously, but also Jews, immigrants, and Catholics. To add to the tension, widespread racism led to multiple riots throughout the decade.
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    also Jews, foreigners/immigrants,foreigners/immigrants and Catholics, as
    Major Factors that Led to the Ku Klux Klan’s Revival:
    1. The agricultural depression that followed World War I
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    {leo_frank_2.jpg} {LeoFrank_1.jpg} · Leo Frank, a Jewish factory manager from Atlanta, was tried for the rape and murder of one of his female employees, Mary Phagan. The jury was intimidated by a mob which surrounded the coutroom every day for the duration of the trial, and found him guilty of all charges. Frank was convicted to life in prison, but soon after he was kidnapped by members of the mob, who called themselves the Knights of Mary Phagan, and was lynched. Thomas E. Watson, a politician from Georgia, used this trial to gain support of the revival of the Ku Klux Klan, and worked with William J. Simmons to organize a meeting on the top of Stone Mountain, where a new Klan was born.
    Characteristics of the Ku Klux Klan:
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    immigrants, Catholics, as well as bootleggers and
    Did not support Unions and the Labor Movement, which allowed upper mobility for lower class immigrants.
    More prominent in cities than in rural areas where the old Klan had dominated.
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    The Official Purpose of the Ku Klux Klan as Stated in its Manual Written in 1925:
    "To unite white male persons, native-born, Gentile citizens of the United States of America, who owe no allegiance of any nature or degree to any foreign government, nation, institution, sect, ruler, person, or people; whose morals are good; whose reputations and vocations are respectable; whose habits are exemplary; who are of sound minds and eighteen years or more of age, under a common oath into a brotherhood of strict regulations."
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    Racism/Race Riots:
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    Connections to Today:
    Today the KKK is not composed of one group with one leader, but rather it is composed of various groups that function independently. There are estimated to be about 180 chapters consisting in a total of 5,000 members. Two thirds of these chapters are located in the South, and the other third is mainly in the Mid-West. The figures are not exact because the division of the group in recent years has made its activity much harder to track. Their main means of influence today have shifted from using their own power to utilizing the power of the US courts. They have tried to influence many juries on their decisions no longer regarding racial issues, but more frequently immigration issues and same-sex marriage.
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  2. page The Trial of Sacco and Vanzetti edited ... These and other various forms of bias continue to corrupt the fairness of trials and legal cha…
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    These and other various forms of bias continue to corrupt the fairness of trials and legal charegs (Ex. Racial Profiling)
    The presence of these biases - racial, ethnic, religious, etc. - has continued to create tension and division among Americans. While many embrace this nation as one of diversity, this diversity is not accepted by all
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    remind people of how justice
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    the trial
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  3. page The Trial of Sacco and Vanzetti edited ... Trial was steeped in prejudice against Italians, Immigrants, and Anarchists Links to Today: …
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    Trial was steeped in prejudice against Italians, Immigrants, and Anarchists
    Links to Today:
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    still present (eg.
    Mexican immigrants are often blamed for "stealing" American jobs, a lot of violence at the Mexican-American border
    After the 2001 terrorist attack, people of Middle-Eastern heritage were widely discriminated
    against Mexicans)
    The biases
    (this included immigrants and non-immigrants)
    These and other various forms
    of juries/judgesbias continue to
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    of trials
    and legal charegs (Ex. Racial Profiling)
    The presence of these biases - racial, ethnic, religious, etc. - has continued to create tension and division among Americans. While many embrace this nation as one of diversity, this diversity is not accepted by all
    Sacco and Vanzetti Commemoration Society - hopes to remind people how justice was crucified in the trial
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  4. page Harlem Renaissance edited ... -The Renaissance defined African American culture, which is shown through more recent movies s…
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    -The Renaissance defined African American culture, which is shown through more recent movies such as Boyz In The Hood.
    Rap music today unifies African Americans, is a popular music genre that is important to American culture, and reaches across race lines. Rap is dominated by African American culture, yet, just like during the Harlem Renaissance, both suburban and urban kids of all races are taking up rap. I.E. Sam Adams, Asher Roth.
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  5. page Harlem Renaissance edited ... The Harlem Renaissance: An African American cultural movement after WWI that emerged from a g…
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    The Harlem Renaissance:
    An African American cultural movement after WWI that emerged from a group of young, literate, black poets, intellectuals, writers, musicians, actors, and artists.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9idqeiACqn4
    Migration:
    - World War 1 increased demand for manufactured war items while at the same time taking away a good chunk of the manufacturing labor force = job opportunity
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  6. page Harlem Renaissance edited ... - Notable Renaissance characters - club where African American jazz musicians could showcase …
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    - Notable Renaissance characters - club where African American jazz
    musicians could showcase their talents
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    Langston Hughes:
    - wrote poetry, fiction, and plays
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    I, too, am America.
    The Harlem Renaissance gave African Americans reason to believe themselves "beautiful", and some white people began to acknowledge the beauty of Renaissance works.
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    Connection to Today:
    - Renaissance works unified African Americans, proved that African Americans could contribute intellectually and artistically to society, and helped to break race barriers . . .
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  7. page Harlem Renaissance edited Type Thesis: The artistic and intellectual growth that defined the Harlem Renaissance helped t…
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    Thesis:
    The artistic and intellectual growth that defined the Harlem Renaissance helped to unify African Americans across social classes and to wear away interracial barriers.
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    The Harlem Renaissance:
    An African American cultural movement after WWI that emerged from a group of young, literate, black poets, intellectuals, writers, musicians, actors, and artists.
    Migration:
    - World War 1 increased demand for manufactured war items while at the same time taking away a good chunk of the manufacturing labor force = job opportunity
    - African Americans from the south moved north into the cities
    in response to this job opportunity
    - in cities such as Harlem, distinct African American communities were formed
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    Unification:
    - African American artists, such as poet Langston Hughes, gained national respect
    - African American writers form their own literati
    - the African American writers, musicians, poets, etc., become a source of pride for African Americans as a whole
    -For the first time, both African Americans and white americans had a common experience. It was the first time there was a major cultural influence crossing racial and social borders.
    -White Americans would commonly listen to black musicians from Harlem and other black epicenters.
    -A few white youths — living in small towns and comfortable suburbs as well as big-city slums — started to see more than mere novelty and excitement in this new primarily black music, began actually to hear their own feelings mirrored in the playing of African-Americans, and to look for ways they might participate in it themselves. In a country in which by law and custom blacks and whites were forbidden to compete on anything like an equal basis in any arena — even boxing (the heavyweight title was then off-limits to black challengers) — these young men were willing to brave a brand new world created by black Americans and in which black musicians remained the most admired figures.
    - having something to be proud of, and being able to share it with others who are also proud, is a uniting force . . . African American intellectual and artistic growth provided the source of pride and thus the source of unification
    - the success of Renaissance figures like Hughes complimented the work of black rights activists like W.E.B. Du Bois . . . Du Bois even published some of Hughes writings . . . intellectuals and artists like Hughes coming together with activists like Du Bois meant both greater unity between African Americans, and this unity in turn lead to greater African American political strength
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    - Notable Renaissance characters - club where African American jazz
    musicians could showcase their talents
    Langston Hughes:
    - wrote poetry, fiction, and plays
    - attempted to capture the essence of the African American experience, identity, and culture
    - important voice of racial protest and black affirmation
    - encouraged pride in African American culture and unity between African Americans
    - his novel Not Without Laughter won the Harmon gold medal for literature
    Other notable Renaissance figures:
    Claude McKay: won Harmon gold Award for Literature for book Home to Harlem
    Duke Ellington: generally recognized as one of the greatest figures in the history of jazz
    Augusta Savage: sculptor, first African American to be elected to National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors, influenced the rising generation of artists
    Charles Gilpin: one of the most highly regarded actors of the 1920s
    Breaking Race Barriers:
    - white people frequented bars and cabarets formerly frequented only by black people
    - Seven Arts: first desegregated white magazine after featuring poems by Claude McKay
    - Broadway plays with African Americans among the cast
    but...
    - according to Langston Hughes in his autobiography The Big Sea, white people were given "ringside tables to sit and stare at the Negro customers--like amusing animals in the zoo."
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CUKyVrhPgMLangston Hughes video
    I, Too by Langston Hughes
    I , too, sing America.
    I am the darker brother.
    They send me to eat in the kitchen
    When company comes,
    But I laugh,
    And eat well,
    And grow strong.
    Tomorrow,
    I'll be at the table
    When company comes.
    Nobody'll dare
    Say to me,
    "Eat in the kitchen,"
    Then.
    Besides,
    They'll see how beautiful I am
    And be ashamed--
    I, too, am America.
    The Harlem Renaissance gave African Americans reason to believe themselves "beautiful", and some white people began to acknowledge the beauty of Renaissance works.
    Connection to Today:
    - Renaissance works unified African Americans, proved that African Americans could contribute intellectually and artistically to society, and helped to break race barriers . . .
    -The Renaissance defined African American culture, which is shown through more recent movies such as Boyz In The Hood.
    Rap music today unifies African Americans, is a popular music genre that is important to American culture, and reaches across race lines. Rap is dominated by African American culture, yet, just like during
    the contentHarlem Renaissance, both suburban and urban kids of your page here.all races are taking up rap. I.E. Sam Adams, Asher Roth.
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  8. page “Lost Generation” of Writers and Cubism in Art edited ... Different materials and mediums for painting Divisions: ... of painting were was just c…
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    and studied theythem for their basic geometrical shapes. thus, creating a whole new way of looking at the simplest and most regular aspects of life. The American culture was not all too acceptable of this kind of art form. Many of the mordern art and inspirations were taken from the 1920's when all of these ideas actually boomed.
    {ttyl.jpg} Today:
    The "Lost Generation" writers greatly changed American Literature. Most contemporaries tended to be overblown and moralistic, sending the message if one worked hard one could go far. The language was complex and formal, and sexual references were frowned upon and considered filth. Hemingway and other "Lost Generation" writers, wrote clearly and no topic was off limits. One can see this today in modern literature, like the book "TTYL", which is written entirely in chatspeak. While most books are not written that informally, it is rare to see books today written formally like the Scarlet letter.
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    {http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/16/U_cerne_matky_bozi1.jpg/220px-U_cerne_matky_bozi1.jpg} Cubist House of the Black Madonna, Prague, Czech Republic, 1912
    House at the Black Madonna, is a unique cubist building, which was built in 1911-1912, at the place of ruined old house in a cubist manner. Now it represents a museum of the czech cubism.The exposition is focused on the period 1910- 19, and there are pictures as well as plastic art and other forms of modern art.
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    Black Madonna.
    POP ART:
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    Pop Art is an interesting way of looking at something which usually already exists in some capacity and taking something entirely new from it.
    Make the public view the image in some way they had never considered before.
    This is where Pop Art makes its mark, making someone see something new in an image that they would otherwise look at everyday.

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