In the 1920s, there was a lot of different things people would do to occupy themselves. African Americans played music in the Harlem Renaissance, and many whites went to see their performances. Women became flappers and had fun. The 1920s was all about enjoying yourself, and that was what many people did. In the 1930s, many people tried to forget about the depression that was bringing them down. They went to movies that made them forget about the hard times, and African Americans resorted to jazz music. The jazz music had always thrived in adversity and symboliszed American freedom. Additionally, the jazz music was called upon to lift spirits in order to raise morals of a frightened country. Women continued to enjoy themselves by going to the movies, but most of their time was used to take care of their children. They listened to the Fireside Chat, a radio channel by FDR, where he comforted all who were listening. Leisure time, while it did not change dramatically for African Americans, was affected in relation to the Great Depression.