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Paul Robeson

(1898—1976) actor, singer, and political activist

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African-American theatre

African-American theatre  

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After the War of 1812, William Henry Brown offered alfresco amusements for blacks in a tea garden behind his house in New York. By 1821, whites formed much of the ...
Alain Locke

Alain Locke  

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(1886–1954).Philosopher, writer, and principal theorist of the Harlem Renaissance. Born in Philadelphia, Alain LeRoy Locke graduated magna cum laude from Harvard in 1907. That year, he was the first ...
Alberta Hunter

Alberta Hunter  

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(b. 1 April 1895; d. 17 October 1984), blues singer and composer whose career spanned seven decades.“I’ve got the world in a jug, the stopper’s in my hand,” are ...
All God's Chillun Got Wings

All God's Chillun Got Wings  

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Play by Eugene O'Neill, produced and published in 1924.
Ambassador Theatre

Ambassador Theatre  

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(New York).The Shuberts built the musical house in 1921 on West 49th Street to house musicals, and its inaugural production was the operetta The Rose Girl. The theatre occupies ...
Anne Spencer

Anne Spencer  

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(1882–1975), poet, librarian, community activist,and muse and confidante to Harlem Renaissance intellectuals and literati. Anne Spencer was born inauspiciously on a Virginia plantation. Yet the ...
Antilynching Campaign

Antilynching Campaign  

The antilynching movement peaked in the years between the 1890s and the 1930s. It coincided with the increase in lynching that followed the end of Reconstruction in 1877. During the ...
black theatre

black theatre  

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In BritainAlthough a few black actors and playwrights had been at work in Britain since early in the twentieth century (Kobina Sekeye's The Blinkards was published in 1907) and ...
C. L. R. James

C. L. R. James  

(1901 –1989)One of the leading Caribbean intellectuals of the twentieth century, James wore many hats: historian, journalist, novelist, playwright, cultural critic, political theorist, and constant ...
Carrie Jacobs Bond

Carrie Jacobs Bond  

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(b Janesville, Wisc., 1862; d Glendale, Calif., 1946).Amer. song composer, among her most popular being ‘Just a‐wearyin' for you’ and ‘The end of a perfect day’ (of which over 5 million copies were ...
Charles Gilpin

Charles Gilpin  

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(b. Richmond, Va., 20 Nov. 1878; d. Eldridge Park, NJ, 6 May 1930)Actor. Gilpin was apprenticed as a printer before beginning to tour in black shows in 1903. He ...
Charles Winninger

Charles Winninger  

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(1884–1969).Stage and film performer. A rotund, blustering comic actor, he usually played fathers, uncles, mayors, and other character types on Broadway and in Hollywood, including some important ...
Council on African Affairs

Council on African Affairs  

 Initially founded in 1937 as the International Committee on African Affairs (ICAA), the Council on African Affairs (CAA) proved to be the most significant anti-imperialist organization established ...
Dame Peggy Ashcroft

Dame Peggy Ashcroft  

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1907–1991)British actress. She was made a DBE in 1956.Born in Croydon, Ashcroft studied drama at the Central School of Dramatic Art and began her long and distinguished career playing Margaret in ...
Eloise Greenfield

Eloise Greenfield  

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(b. 1929), author of prize-winning children's books.Eloise Greenfield was born 17 May 1929, the second oldest of five children, in Parmele, North Carolina, during the early days of the Great ...
Embassy Theatre

Embassy Theatre  

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Built in 1927 in north London, it took over from the neighbouring Everyman as a suburban venue for West End try-outs but made its special contribution in the early 1930s ...
Emperor Jones

Emperor Jones  

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Expressionist play by O'Neill, produced in 1920 and published in 1921. An operatic version by Louis Gruen-berg was produced in 1933.The giant black Brutus Jones, former Pullman porter and ex-convict, ...
Eric Bibb

Eric Bibb  

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B. 16 August 1951, New York City, New York, USA. Singer-songwriter and guitarist Bibb was, with Corey Harris and Alvin Youngblood Hart, at the forefront of the 90s country blues ...
Eugene O'Neill

Eugene O'Neill  

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(1888–1953),American dramatist. His first big success was the full‐length naturalistic drama Beyond the Horizon (1920), which was followed in the same year by his expressionistic The Emperor Jones, a ...
gramophone

gramophone  

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Same as gramophone and used in USA. The term was devised by Edison for his recording machine, the record or wax cylinder being called a phonogram.

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