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BC: The End | Citations Stamatel, Janet P. "Georgia Douglas Johnson: Biography from Answers.com." Answers.com: Wiki Q&A Combined with Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus, and Encyclopedias. Web. 16 Jan. 2012. . http://www.eoneill.com/biography.htm http://www.bartleby.com/230/

FC: 1920's Playwrights & Actors | Harlem Renaissance

2: Famous woman poet of the Harlem renaissance

3: Georgia Douglas Johnson September 10, 1877 - May 14, 1966 | She was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. Graduated from Atlanta University in 1896 She later moved to Washington, D.C. where she got married and had two sons. She became a stay at home mom until the death of her husband.

4: LITTLE SON The very acme of my woe, The pivot of my pride, My consolation, and my hope Deferred, but not denied. The substance of my every dream, The riddle of my plight, The very world epitomized In turmoil and delight. | Following her husband's death, she held many temporary jobs during a 10 year period, as a substitute teacher and file clear for the Civil Services. Later on she established a Saturday night open house, which she hosted weekly. The line up included, Langston Hughes, Jean Toomer, Anne Spencer, Alain Locke.

5: Johnson had many great works. She has written 28 dramas listed in the " Catalog of Writings". 31 short stories are also listed in her catalog. | Old Black Men They have dreamed as young men dream Of glory, love and power; They have hoped as youth will hope Of life’s sun-minted hour. They have seen as other saw Their bubbles burst in air, And they have learned to live it down As though they did not care.

6: "Plumes", which was a folk tragedy set in the rural south; won first prize in a contest run by Opportunity in 1927. Johnson also wrote a weekly newspaper column, "Homely Philosophy", which consisted of tidbits of wisdom. Though there were many other great works produced by Johnson, they were never uncovered after death.

7: Palumbo, Carmine D. "Georgia Douglas Johnson (ca. 1877-1966)." New Georgia Encyclopedia. Georgia Humanities Council and the University of Georgia Press, 24 Mar. 2010. Web. 16 Jan. 2012. . Stamatel, Janet P. "Georgia Douglas Johnson: Biography from Answers.com." Answers.com: Wiki Q&A Combined with Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus, and Encyclopedias. Web. 16 Jan. 2012. .

8: Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories. CathyAllen | Eugene O'Neill

9: October 16, 1888. November 27, 1953

10: "I am far from being a pessimist ... On the contrary, in spite of my scars, I am tickled to death at life!"

11: He was born in New York city. Eugene was born in a hotel, spent his early childhood in hotel rooms, on trains, and backstage. Although he later deplored the nightmare insecurity of his early years and blamed his father for the difficult, rough-and-tumble life the family led--a life that resulted in his mother's drug addiction--Eugene had the theater in his blood. He was also, as a child, steeped in the peasant Irish Catholicism of his father and the more genteel, mystical piety of his mother, two influences, often in dramatic conflict, which account for the high sense of drama and the struggle with God and religion that distinguish O'Neill's plays.

12: O'Neill's first efforts were awkward melodramas, but they were about people and subjects--prostitutes, derelicts, lonely sailors, God's injustice to man--that had, up to that time, been in the province of serious novels and were not considered fit subjects for presentation on the American stage. A theatre critic persuaded his father to send him to Harvard to study with George Pierce Baker in his famous playwriting course. Although what O'Neill produced during that year (1914-15) owed little to Baker's academic instruction, the chance to work steadily at writing set him firmly on his chosen path.

13: One of the most famous playwrights of 1920's

14: O'Neill was the only American playwright ever to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. Through his efforts.

15: Among his most-celebrated long plays is Anna Christie, perhaps the classic American example of the ancient "harlot with a heart of gold" theme; it became an instant popular success

16: 1898-1976 Grew up in Princeton New Jersey | At seventeen, he was given a scholarship to Rutgers University, when he received twelve major letters in four years and was his class valedictorian.

17: His father had escaped slavery and become a presbyterian minister, while his mother was from a distinguished Philadelphia family. After graduating he went to Columbia University Law School, and, in the 1920's, took a job with a New York Law Firm. Racial Strife at the firm ended Robeson's career as a lawyer early. His talents made him a revered man of his time, yet his political beliefs all but erased him from popular history.

18: Returning to his love as a public speaker, Robeson began to find work as an actor. In the mid- 1920's he played the lead in Eugene O'Neill's, "All God's Chillun Got Wings" (1924) and "The Emperor Jones" (1925). Throughout the 1920's and 1930's, he was a widely acclaimed actor and singer. He became one of the most popular concert singers of his time. He spoke 15 different languages and performed benefits throughout the world for causes of social justice.

19: Renaissance Man | Paul Robeson was A Renaissance man and the excitement of the 20th century. He was an exceptional athlete, singer, actor, cultural scholar, author, and political activist. And 100 years later he's beginning to receive the credit he is due. As an actor, Robeson was one of the first black nationalist men to play serious roles in the primarily white American theater. He performed in a number of films also, including a re-make of "The Emperor Jones"(1933) and "Song Freedom"(1936). At the height of his popularity, Robeson was a national symbol and a cultural leader in the war against fascism abroad and racism at home. Robeson began to do concerts in England and Australia in 1963, he was misdiagnosed several times. Realizing he was no longer the powerful singer or agile orator of his prime, he decided to step out of the public eye. He retired to Philadelphia and lived in self-imposed seclusion until his death in 1976.

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