Student NameEmily Newsom
Faculty Mentor NamePaul Ortiz
CollegeCollege of Liberal Arts and Science
Research InterestsJazz Age, African American culture during the Jazz Age, Harlem Renaissance, and Equality Movements.
OrganizationsI am involved in the TPED club and UF College Republicans.
Hobbies and InterestsI love history and law. I love playing the saxophone, reading, writing, and creating artwork. I also enjoy playing video games and spending time with my family.

Research Project

African American Musicians during the Jazz Age: 1900s to the 1930s

This project will explore the history of African American musicians during the 1900s to the 1930s. This paper will encompass the influence this minority group had on the music culture during these decades, as a result of the Harlem Renaissance movement and their struggle for equality. This research will highlight the credit that many of these musicians were not given and will showcase their dedication in the birth of the Jazz Age through a historical analysis.