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Dance Marathons

Overview page. Subjects: Dance.

Often thought of as entertainments paradigmatic of the Great Depression of the 1930s, dance marathons actually began as early as 1923. In the spring of that year, a thirty-two-year-old...

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Dance Marathons

Carol Martin.

in The International Encyclopedia of Dance

January 1998; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance. 1874 words.

Often thought of as entertainments paradigmatic of the Great Depression of the 1930s, dance marathons actually began as early as

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Dance Marathons

Overview page. Subjects: Dance.

Often thought of as entertainments paradigmatic of the Great Depression of the 1930s, dance marathons actually began as early as 1923. In the spring of that year, a thirty-two-year-old...

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Dancing in Uniform

Maxine Leeds Craig.

in Sorry I Don't Dance

November 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Gender and Sexuality; Race and Ethnicity. 7375 words.

This chapter begins in the Great Depression when Fred Astaire was the most popular dancing man, dance marathons exploited the poor, black performers who danced were cast in servile roles,...

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Lindy hop

Claude Conyers.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 621 words.

An exuberant and often acrobatic social dance for couples. The Lindy hop originated in the ballrooms and dance clubs of Harlem in New York City in the late 1920s. Developed from four...

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Faulkner and “The Man with the Megaphone”:

Phil Smith.

in Faulkner and Film

September 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 10903 words.

Phil Smith’s essay focuses on one Faulkner novel to offer a version of the writer who, by the end of the 1930s, had come to a reckoning with the popular and commercial art of his era. Smith...

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14. Pythian 8: A Phantom’s Dream

Anne Pippin Burnett.

in Pindar's Songs for Young Athletes of Aigina

September 2005; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 7515 words.

According to ancient scholars, Pythian 8 was performed in 446 BC, shortly before Pindar's death. Pythian 8 is the first Pindaric ode known to have been performed on Aigina since the island...

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Wilson, Robert

Patti Stuckler.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performance Art and Dance; Prints and Printmaking; Scenography; Art of the United States; 20th-Century Art; Contemporary Art. 717 words.

(b Waco, TX, Oct 4, 1941).

American performance artist, writer, draughtsman, printmaker and stage designer. He studied painting in Paris under the American painter George...

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race-walking

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure.

Walking either solo or in competition over agreed lengths or times, initially in the 18th and 19th centuries, in Britain, for agreed financial reward for the successful soloist or the...

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O’Day, Anita (jazz)

Barry Kernfeld.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz; Contemporary Music. 865 words.

[Colton, Anita Belle ]

(b Kansas City, MO, Oct 18, 1919; d Los Angeles, Nov 23, 2006). American singer. Having left home at the age of 12, she took the stage name O’Day while...

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Taylor, Hound Dog

Barry Lee Pearson and Bill McCulloch.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1051 words.

blues singer and guitarist, was born Theodore Roosevelt Taylor in Natchez, Mississippi, the son of Robert Taylor and Della Herron. Little is known about his family or his early life,...

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Combs, Sean

Vonzele David Reed.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1244 words.

hip hop producer and businessman, was born Sean John Combs in Harlem in New York City to Melvin and Janice Combs. Combs's childhood years were spent in Harlem, where his father worked...

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Jones, James Francis (1907 - 1971), Christian Clergy / Lay Leader

Patrick Cliff.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1589 words.

religious leader known as the “Prophet,” was born in Birmingham, Alabama, the only son of Catherine and James Jones. He was consistently evasive about his youth, though he did speak of...

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Hooker, John Lee (1917 - 2001), Blues Musician / Singer, Guitarist

Steven C. Tracy.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1456 words.

bluesman, was born near Clarksdale, Mississippi, on a large farm owned by his parents, William Hooker, a preacher as well as a farmer, and Minnie Ramsey. The fourth boy of ten to...

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Gregory, Dick

Karl Rodabaugh.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century

January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1394 words.

American comedian and satirist, human and civil rights activist, author, and nutritionist. Richard Claxton “Dick” Gregory has been recognized as the first African American comedian to...

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Art.8 Awareness-Raising

Francisco Bariffi.

in The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

November 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Law. 29 pages. 17298 words.

This chapter examines Article 8 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Unlike most other provisions in the CRPD, there is no mainstreamed...

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Antislavery Movement in Great Britain

Adam Hochschild.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 6867 words.

Strangely, in a city where it seems that on every block a blue-and-white glazed plaque commemorates a famous event or resident, none marks this spot. All you can see today, after you...

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