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The Negro in Illinois: The WPA Papers

Brian Dolinar (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037696
eISBN:
9780252094958
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037696.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

A major document of African American participation in the struggles of the Great Depression, The Negro in Illinois was produced by a special division of the Illinois Writers' Project, one of ... More


Harlem Renaissance Women and 580 St. Nicholas Avenue

Ethelene Whitmire

in Regina Anderson Andrews, Harlem Renaissance Librarian

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038501
eISBN:
9780252096419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038501.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter looks at how Regina became part of the Harlem Renaissance upon her arrival in New York City. Events collided to put Regina at the forefront of the Harlem Renaissance, a cultural movement ... More


Radio Beckons

Sonja D. Williams

in Word Warrior: Richard Durham, Radio, and Freedom

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039874
eISBN:
9780252097980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039874.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on Richard Durham's involvement with the Works Progress Administration's (WPA) Illinois Writers' Project (IWP). Created by the federal government in 1935, the WPA funded ... More


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