Alice Dunbar Moore Nelson


Biography of Alice Dunbar Moore Nelson

Alice Ruth Moore Dunbar Nelson (July 19, 1875 – September 18, 1935) was an American poet, journalist and political activist. Among the first generation born free in the South after the Civil War, she was one of the prominent African Americans involved in the artistic flourishing of the Harlem Renaissance. Her first husband was the poet Paul Laurence Dunbar; she then married physician Henry A. Callis; and last married Robert J. Nelson, a poet and civil rights activist.

Alice Dunbar Moore Nelson's Works:

Violets and Other Tales, Boston: Monthly Review , 1895. Short stories and poems, including "Titée", "A Carnival Jangle", and "Little Miss Sophie". Digital Schomburg.
The Goodness of St. Rocque and Other Stories, 1899, including "Titée" (revised), "Little Miss Sophie", and "A Carnival Jangle".
"Wordsworth's Use of Milton's Description of Pandemonium", 1909. in Modern Language Notes.
Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence, 1914.
"People of Color in Louisiana", 1917, Journal of Negro History
Mine Eyes Have Seen, 1918, one-act play, in The Crisis
Poems were published in Crisis, Ebony and Topaz, the journal of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Poems were published in Opportunity, the journal of the Urban League.
Caroling Dusk - a collection of African-American poets, 1927, including "I Sit and I Sew"
"Snow in October", and "Sonnet", 1927
"The Colored United States", 1924, The Messenger, literary and political magazine in NY
"From a Woman's Point of View" ("Une Femme Dit"), 1926, column for the Pittsburgh Courier.
"As in a Looking Glass", 1926–1930, column for the Washington Eagle newspaper
"So It Seems to Alice Dunbar-Nelson", 1930, column for the Pittsburgh Courier
Give Us Each Day: The Diary of Alice Dunbar-Nelson. ed. Gloria T. Hull, New York: Norton, 1984.
"About Alice Dunbar-Nelson", Department of English, College of LAS, University of Illinois, 1988.

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