Silent parade

Events

issue of the journal Crisis, W.E.B. Du Bois acknowledged this fact and made a prediction

1920

talented teen named Langston Hughes wrote a poem called "The Negro Speaks of Rivers";

1920

blues singer Bessie Smith began recording for the Black Swan Phonograph Company, and Connie's Inn

1921

the important writers of the Harlem Renaissance met for a literary talk at Alain Locke's home

1922

as jazz became more and more popular among white New Yorkers, innovative jazz trumpeter Louis Armstrong

1924

Langston Hughes published an essay called ''the Nation'' gave voice to the proud spirit of his generation:

1926

Holstein served three years in prison for committing minor crimes linked to his gambling operation.

1930