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Danner, Margaret. Papers
Margaret Esse Danner, poet, editorial assistant, and community activist. The Margaret Danner Papers contain drafts, manuscripts, publications, unpublished poems, poetry journals, ephemera, biographical material, correspondence, newspaper articles, cassette tapes, course materials, and interviews. The papers document Danner’s literary career.
Ishmael Flory papers
Ishmael Flory’s career in civil rights, labor and radical activism began with student protests at Fisk University in the 1930s. Flory served as a leader in the Communist Party’s organization on Chicago’s South Side from the 1940s through the 1980s. He was also co-founder of the African American Heritage Association. A friend to Paul Robeson, W.E.B. DuBois and Langston Hughes,
Langston Hughes papers
James Mercer Langston Hughes, (February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967) was an American poet, novelist, playwright, short story writer, and columnist. He was one of the earliest innovators of the new literary art form jazz poetry. Hughes is best-known for his work during the Harlem Renaissance.
Langston Hughes Society records
Langston Hughes was an American poet.
Leroi Jones: The Moderns
This collection reflects LeRoi Jones's early interest in publishing new American writing. Throughout his career he has been a literary as well as a political activist, writing innovative and controversial plays, poetry and essays. He has also been the influential editor of numerous journals and anthologies which published new, young writers.
Richard Durham radio scripts
Photocopies of scripts by Richard Durham for 95 radio programs featuring biographies of outstanding African Americans that were broadcast on WMAQ Radio station (NBC, Chicago) in the series called Destination Freedom. Individuals discussed include Crispus Attucks, Jesse Owens, Langston Hughes, Nat King Cole, Ida B. Wells, Sugar Ray Robinson, Lonnie Johnson, and many others. Box 4 contains a history and