On July 27, 1919 an black teen drowned in an lake after being fatally hit in the head by an white man. Due to the fact that the police officials arrested an friend of the victim instead of the perpetrator, this sparked an national conflict between whites and blacks. During this time-and until the riots ended on August 3- 15 whites and 23 blacks had been killed and more than 500 people injured. An additional 1,500 black families lost their homes due to the riots.
Louis Armstrong (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971) was an American Jazz trumpeter, composer, soloist, and singer who was prominent int he 1920s. Born in New Orleans, Armstrong reinvented and popularized Jazz music.
Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin or Charlie Chaplin was an famous comic actor, composer, and filmmaker during the 1920s. Widely popular for his hilarious silent films, Chaplin became the image of the 1920s, and also helped bring light to many social issues.
Helen Newington Wills, also known as Helen Wills Moody and Helen Wills Roark, was an American tennis player in the 1920s. She was famously known as the first to hold the top position in Women tennis for nine years : 1927–33, 1935 and 1938.