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"We Must Help That Change to Come"
The role of African Americans in 1920s and 30s American culture
Presented by: Hamish Lutris, Professor of History, Capital Community College
In the 1920s and during the depression, African-Americans found a significant and inspiring role in American entertainment and sports. The heightened emphasis on the race of these athletes and artists made them more than simply famous in their respective fields - it brought hard-won respect to all African-Americans.
This talk will center on a few of the events of the time, such as the Harlem Renaissance or the 1936 Olympics to highlight the emergence of a powerful African-American culture during this time