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Hurston, Zora Neale(Encyclopedia)Hurston, Zora Neale, 1891?–60, African-American writer, b. Notasulga, Ala. She grew up in the pleasant all-black town of Eatonville, Fla., and graduated from Barnard College, where she studied with ...
Harlem(Encyclopedia)Harlem, residential and business section of upper Manhattan, New York City, bounded roughly by 110th St., the East River and Harlem River, 168th St., Amsterdam Ave., and Morningside Park. The Dutch se...
Harlem Renaissance(Encyclopedia)Harlem Renaissance, term used to describe a flowering of African-American literature and art in the 1920s, mainly in the Harlem district of New York City. During the mass migration of African American...
Neale, John Mason(Encyclopedia)Neale, John Mason nl [key], 1818–66, English clergyman, historian, and hymn writer, grad. Trinity College, Cambridge, 1840. An enthusiastic supporter of the High Church movement, he was under the ...
Boas, Franz(Encyclopedia)Boas, Franz b´z, –s [key], 1858–1942, German-American anthropologist, b. Minden, Germany, Ph.D. Univ. of Kiel, 1881. He joined an expedition to Baffin Island in 1883 and initiated his field...
Zorah(Encyclopedia)Zorah z´r [key] or Zoreahzr´ [key], in the Bible, town, ancient Palestine, the modern Zora, Israel, W of Jerusalem. Zorah was the home of Samson. The town was also called Zareah, and its i...
Bernard of Cluny(Encyclopedia)Bernard of Cluny kloo´n [key] or Bernard of Morlaixmôrl´ [key], fl. 1150, French Cluniac monk, of English parentage. He wrote De contemptu mundi [on contempt for the world], a poem in 3,000 h...
O'Neill, Margaret(Encyclopedia)O'Neill, Margaret (Peggy O'Neill), c.1796–1879, wife of John Henry Eaton, U.S. secretary of war under President Andrew Jackson. She was the daughter of a Washington tavern keeper and married John Ti...
Hughes, Langston(Encyclopedia)Hughes, Langston (James Langston Hughes), 1902–67, American poet and central figure of the Harlem Renaissance, b. Joplin, Mo., grad. Lincoln Univ., 1929. He worked at a variety of jobs and lived in ...
Catherine de' Medici(Encyclopedia)Catherine de' Medici d md´ch, Ital. d m´dch [key], 1519–89, queen of France, daughter of Lorenzo de' Medici, duke of Urbino. She was married (1533) to the duc d'Orléans, later Kin...
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