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Regina Anderson Andrews, Harlem Renaissance librarian / Ethelene Whitmire.

By: Whitmire, Ethelene, 1968-Material type: TextTextPublisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2014]Description: 1 online resource (xi, 147 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780252096419; 025209641XSubject(s): Andrews, Regina | New York Public Library. 135th Street Branch -- Biography | Andrews, Regina | New York Public Library. 135th Street Branch | Library directors -- United States -- Biography | African American women librarians -- United States -- Biography | Harlem Renaissance | Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Intellectual life | African Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Intellectual life | African American theater -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century | Discrimination in employment | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Ethnic Studies -- African American Studies | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Women's Studies | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- General | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Library & Information Science -- General | African American theater | African American women librarians | African Americans -- Intellectual life | Discrimination in employment | Harlem Renaissance | Intellectual life | Library directors | New York (State) -- New York | New York (State) -- New York -- Harlem | United States | 1900-1999Genre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. | Biographies. | History. | Biographies. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Regina Anderson Andrews, Harlem Renaissance librarianDDC classification: 025.1/97092 LOC classification: Z720.A63 | W48 2014ebOther classification: SOC001000 | SOC028000 | BIO000000 | BIO000000. Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Chicago : the beginning -- Normal, Illinois, Chicago, Wilberforce and Chicago Public Library -- Harlem Renaissance women and 580 St. Nicholas Avenue -- Marriage -- The Harlem Experimental Theatre -- The New York Public Library -- International flights -- Mahopac, New York : endings.
Summary: "The first African American to head a branch of the New York Public Library (NYPL), Regina Andrews led an extraordinary life. Allied with W.E.B. Du Bois, she fought for promotion and equal pay against entrenched sexism and racism. Andrews also played a key role in the Harlem Renaissance, supporting writers and intellectuals with dedicated workspace at her 135th Street Branch Library. After hours she cohosted a legendary salon that drew the likes of Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston. Her work as an actress and playwright helped established the Harlem Experimental Theater. Ethelene Whitmire's new biography offers the first full-length portrait of Andrews' activism, engagement with the arts of the Harlem Renaissance, and work with the NYPL"-- Provided by publisher.
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"The first African American to head a branch of the New York Public Library (NYPL), Regina Andrews led an extraordinary life. Allied with W.E.B. Du Bois, she fought for promotion and equal pay against entrenched sexism and racism. Andrews also played a key role in the Harlem Renaissance, supporting writers and intellectuals with dedicated workspace at her 135th Street Branch Library. After hours she cohosted a legendary salon that drew the likes of Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston. Her work as an actress and playwright helped established the Harlem Experimental Theater. Ethelene Whitmire's new biography offers the first full-length portrait of Andrews' activism, engagement with the arts of the Harlem Renaissance, and work with the NYPL"-- Provided by publisher.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Chicago : the beginning -- Normal, Illinois, Chicago, Wilberforce and Chicago Public Library -- Harlem Renaissance women and 580 St. Nicholas Avenue -- Marriage -- The Harlem Experimental Theatre -- The New York Public Library -- International flights -- Mahopac, New York : endings.

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