Does Jazz Put The Sin In Syncopation Summary

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The invention of the radio connected people around the country brining them together to listen and enjoy music. Music became widespread and the popular music of the times was jazz. In the article, "Does Jazz Put the Sin in Syncopation", the fear and disdain that those of older generations felt towards the popular music is voiced. It demonstrates the fear that people had with African Americans moving into popular culture. Labeling the music as "savage" and condemning due to its "evil influence," it seen as the source of young people's loss of morals. Jazz and African Americans become the scapegoat as more people began to spend their new found leisure time in dance halls and saloons. As African Americans began moving more towards the North is…show more content…
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