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The Negro in Illinois

The Negro in Illinois

The WPA Papers

The Negro in Illinois( )
Editor: Dolinar, Brian
Series title:New Black Studies Ser.
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:University of Illinois Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $50.00
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The Negro in Illinois was produced by a special division of the Illinois Writers' Project, one of President Roosevelt's Works Progress Administration programs. Headed by Harlem Renaissance poet Arna Bontemps and white proletarian writer Jack Conroy, The Negro in Illinois employed Richard Wright, Margaret Walker, Katherine Dunham, Fenton Johnson, Frank Yerby, Richard Durham, and other major black writers living in Chicago.   The authors chronicled the...
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