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Stephen’s New Book Focuses on Historic African American Resort Town

Stephen’s New Book Focuses on Historic African American Resort Town

By Natalia Radic Perspectives During two periods in the 20th century, a small Michigan town called Idlewild was a popular resort community for the black middle class. It attracted intellectuals such as Dr. W. E. B. Du Bois during the 1920s, and top black entertainers, from Jackie Wilson and the […]

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February 22, 2014 at 8:33 amResearch

Did Civil Rights Act Kill Historic African American Resort Town?

Did Civil Rights Act Kill Historic African American Resort Town?

By Natalia Radic/Perspectives magazine During two periods in the 20th century, a small Michigan town called Idlewild was a popular resort community for the black middle class. It attracted intellectuals such as Dr. W. E. B. Du Bois during the 1920s, and top black entertainers, from Jackie Wilson and the […]

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January 30, 2014 at 9:24 amNews Research

Holcomb Uncovers Links Between Ernest Hemingway and American Black Writers

Nov. 8, 2011—He was the larger-than-life literary icon who, in the 1930s and 1940s, was considered to be the greatest living writer of prose fiction. He was a risk-taker with an unslakable thirst for adventure. He drove an ambulance in the Great War and was seriously wounded. He loved boxing […]

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May 21, 2013 at 3:54 pmResearch