For Paul Laurence Dunbar

English: Paul Laurence Dunbar (June 27, 1872 –...

By Robert Gibbons

“By placing the writer in the context of human migrations, we can investigate some of the metaphysical aspects of a migrant writer’s life and work.” - Ha Jin

Ha Jin was correct when he stated, “Writers often wrestle with the Aristotelian questions—to whom, as whom, and in whose interest does he write?” Continue Reading →

Bert Williams, Harlem

Egbert Austin “Bert” Williams (November 12, 1874 – March 4, 1922) was one of the preeminent entertainers of the Vaudeville era and one of the most popular comedians for all audiences of his time.

“(Bert Williams was)…central to the development of a global black modernism centered in Harlem’s Renaissance.”

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