During the Great Depression, the country was struggling economically so people didn’t have much money to spend on entertainment like they in the 1920s. But that doesn’t mean that there wasn’t ANY culture in the 1930s.
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People like Duke Ellington, Margret Mitchell, and Jesse Owens kept cultural activities going.
A pianist and orchestra band member, Duke Ellington played swing, jazz, and blues music throughout the 1930s. He and Louis Armstrong kept jazz music popular throughout the 1930s.
Maybe my music will make you feel better!
An author from Atlanta, Georgia, Margret Mitchell wrote the bestselling book in 1939, called Gone With the Wind. One million copies of this book was sold in just 6 months!
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In the 1936 Olympics, track star Jesse Owens became the first athlete to win 4 gold medals.
The Olympics that year was held in Berlin, Germany and Hitler, being Germany’s leader thought that the Aryan race was more superior than other races such as Jews, or African Americans. Hitler refused to shake Owens hand because it was embarrassing for him that an African American had won 4 gold medals even though he said that Aryan’s were better.
I’d like to announce first place to Jesse Owens!
Duke Ellington, Margret Mitchell, and Jesse Owens made life during the Great Depression just a bit easier.
Margret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind is amazing! I can see why it's sold out!