Important Events of 1920-1940

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  • Harlem Renaissance Begins

    Harlem Renaissance Begins
    The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural movement that took place in the 1920s. It was first known as the "New Negro Movement" which was named about Alain Locke. The Harlem Renaissance influenced French-speaking black writers and Caribbean colonies. The majority of the Harlem Renaissance was African Americans who were enslaved and now living in the South. A huge contributor was Langston Hughes, and the Harlem Renaissance is still influencing many people.
  • The 19th Amendment

    The 19th Amendment
    On August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution gave women the rights to vote. Women started from the 19th century all the way to 1920, to finally seek victory. Women marched, kectured, fought, wrote, did everything that they could to make this come true, and it worked. After years of hard work, it payed off because they got what they were dreaming for all along. The 15th Amendment was passed, allowing African Americans to vote, and from that point on, the women haven't given up.
  • The Negro Speaks of Rivers Published

    The Negro Speaks of Rivers Published
    In June of 1921, one of Langston Hughes' most famous poem was published in the Crisis Magazine. He wrote the poem while he was on the train off to Mexico to go in live with his father, which he only did for a year. He wrote the poem in 1920, just after he graduated from high school in Cleveland. Langston was inspired by the beautiful Mississippi River, so he wrote about a what the negro speaks about the river. He wrote the poem on the back of the letter that his father had sent to him.
  • Tomb of King Tut Discovered

    Tomb of King Tut Discovered
    In Valley Kings, after 5 years of dilligent work on November 4, 1922, the tomb of King Tut was discovered. Near the base of the tomb of Rameses VI, one of Howard Carter's workmen found a hidden step. He didn't just find a normal ancient Egyptian tomb, but the tomb laid there undisturbed for more than 3,000 years. King Pharoah Tutankhamun was found inside his tomb, after a whole 300 decades, or 3,000 years! Inisde of the tomb was a lot of gold which was a lot of money. This was all worth it!
  • First Mickey Mouse Cartoon

    First Mickey Mouse Cartoon
    The debut of Mickey Mouse was in the cartoon Steamboat Willie in New York on November 18, 1928. Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks worked together to co-direct the cartoon, Steamboat Willie. The show was intended as a parody Buster Keaton's Steamboat Bill Jr. which was released on May 12, 1928. It was the third cartoon that Mickey was in, but the first official one that he was in. These films were black and white, until 1935 where they were showed in color. Most of the films he started in were short.
  • Wall Street Crash

    Wall Street Crash
    On October 24, 1929, Black Thursday, a drop of stock prices triggered, putting everyone is a panic that was uncontrollable. Then later on October 29, 1929 on Black Tuesday, the panic of October 24, 1929 turned into "bedlam on the trading floor". Because of this major drop in the stock, everyone was in a huge struggle. All throughout the weekend, sleepy clerks worked and worked to get the accounts in shape for Monday's opening. Times Index fell from 367.42 to 318.29, 9,212,800 stocks were shared.
  • Gandhi Salt March

    Gandhi Salt March
    On March 12, 1930, Gandhi started a salt march because India needed to be freed from British control, and in order to do so Gandi proposed a march protesting British Salt Tax. The Salt Tax made it illegal to produce or sell salt, helping British. In India, many people were effected because salt was a big impact on the everyday lives of the people of India. The journey took 23 days, from March 12 to April 5. Gandhi picked up a lump of salt, broke a law, and a month later got put in prison.
  • Babe Ruth Retires from Baseball

    Babe Ruth Retires from Baseball
    On May 30, 1935, the career of a legend, icon, one of the greatest baseball palyers of all time, career was ended. In 22 seasons, Babe Ruth recorded 714 home runs in his outstanding career. After Babe Ruth retired, in 1938, he became the coach of thr Brooklyn Dodgers. Babe played for the Yankees, and his number (3) was retired in the Yankees Stadium along with plagues of his awrds, and golden sculptures of himself. Later in his career, he was traded to the Red Sox. His career was ended greatly.
  • Cotton Club Grand Opening

    Cotton Club Grand Opening
    Basically, the Cotton Club was a jazz music night club which was located in Harlem of New York City from the years 1923 to 1940, but it became famous on the day of September 24, 1936, and everyone enjoyed the place for another four years. Today there is a new incarnation, and it is located on West 125th St. The club first started out as a white-only club, but as black entertainers came and entertained people, blacks took over and made the night club much more live and better.
  • Start of World War II

    Start of World War II
    World War II or the Second World War began on September 1, 1939, and ended on September 2, 1945, making it a six year, and one day war. This was one of the bloodiest wars, because from 40 million to 50 million deaths were recorded. The War was between the Axis (Germany, Austria, Italy and Japan) on the one hand, and the Allies (Canada, India, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Rhodesia, Jamaica, British etc.) The outcome was that the Allies beat the Axis. This was the most widespead war.
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    The Harlem Renaissance

    The Harlem Renaissance was a great time where all black, African American poets, entertainers, and more came together. The center was in a small Harlem in New York. Most of the people part of the Harlem Renaissance was enslaved black slaves. Also after the Civil War, many of the slaves tried and tried fighting to not have to be slaves anymore. Luckily they had many important people that felt the same way about slavery to help them win what they wanted. The Harlem Renaissance become important.