In the 1920’s during World War I, prohibition went into effect. Many people in South Carolina did not abide by this law and more crime started taking place. I protected my family by keeping them away from town. I abided by these laws. The African Americans did get a reprieve from the violence of the KKK during this time. The KKK focused their energy on the individuals that were violating the prohibition law. It was nice to get a break from them targeting not only my family but all African Americans with violence. I could rest easy. Daily life in the 1920’s got interesting with the advancements in technology. South Carolina’s first radio station went on air in Charleston in the 1920’s. My family and I now had entertainment in our home. Movies also started being made at this time. Movies and radios nationalized our culture. Our society was able to hear the same music and information. Most of the mass media made me feel more connected to the society. I was, however, very upset when I saw the movie, “Birth of a New Nation,” as it portrayed the KKK as heroes and African Americans as villains. This resulted in a bigger surge of racism. The KKK became a national organization because of the movie. I was fearful that the power that their organization acquired would cause serious consequences for African Americans. Although we had mass media, there were still some that thought South Carolina did not have a culture. To make sure South Carolina had a culture, the Southern Literary Renaissance was born. Southern culture started thriving with the Southern Literary Renaissance. I especially enjoyed the writings of Porgy. I decided to move my family to the North during the 1920’s to escape the violence and segregation in the South. After settling in the North, the Harlem Renaissance started. I found a passion for jazz music during this time. I was able to share my talent of jazz with the Northerners. I didn’t have to hide in the North. I was able to participate in society and enjoy life. Besides music, the Harlem Renaissance celebrated fiction works, poetry, dance, and art.