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Alice Dunbar-Nelson

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — United States History.

(1875–1935),

African-American writer, born in New Orleans, educated at Straight University (now Dillard University). Dunbar-Nelson pursued many different careers in addition to her...

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Alurista

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — Literature.

(1947– ),

by birth Alberto Baltazar Urista Heredia, moved with his family from Cuernavaca and Acapulco, Mexico, to San Diego in 1960. Much influenced by the example of César Chávez...

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Ana Castillo

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — Literature.

(b. 1953),

writer. Born in Chicago on June 15, 1953, Ana Castillo is a prominent and prolific Chicana novelist, poet, and theorist. Regarded as one of the central writers in ...

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Angelina Weld Grimké

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — United States History.

(1880–1958), poet, playwright, essayist, and short fiction writer of the Harlem Renaissance.

Although Angelina Weld Grimké's writings appeared in many leading publications of the...

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antiwar Movements

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — United States History.

A campaign to end a war or a state's involvement in a war, especially the 1963-73 effort to end U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War.

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Arthur Barnett Spingarn

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — Bibliography.

 (1878–1971) American book collector.

Educated at Columbia, he became an early civil rights lawyer. His legal concerns led to an interest in collecting black literature produced...

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Arthur Schomburg

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — Literature.

 (1874–1938) Harlem Renaissance intellectual and book collector.

Born in Puerto Rico, Schomburg came to New York (1891) and cultivated his collection of books, MSS, and art about...

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AuroraLevins Morales

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(b. 1954),

Puerto Rican author. Aurora Levins Morales was born in Indiera, Puerto Rico. At the age of thirteen, she moved with her parents to the United States. The family ...

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Benjamin Banneker

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — United States History.

(1731–1806),

free-born black of Maryland, whose calculations of astronomical tables were published annually (1791–97) in his Almanack and Ephemeris. He served on a commission to...

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Black Hawk

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — United States History.

(1767–1838),

chief of the Sauk and Fox Indians, who refused to move west of the Mississippi in accordance with a treaty of 1804. Instead he made war on the frontier ...

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