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Literary Diva Presents: Literary Journey! Alice Ruth Moore Dunbar Nelson!

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Join us as we continue our literary journey with author, political activist and poet Ruth Moore Dunbar-Nelson. She was one of the prominent African Americans involved in the artistic flourishing of the Harlem Renaissance. She published her first book, Violets and Other Tales, in 1895, a multigenre collection, including short stories, poetry, and essays. Around 1899, she published her finest literary work, The Goodness of St. Rocque and Other Stories. In addition to her work as an educator, Alice brought her skills and energy as speaker, writer, and organizer to movements for social change. She was active in the Women's Club movement, worked for suffrage, helped found the Industrial School for Colored Girls in Delaware, and in 1922 was a leader in the fight for passage of the Dyer Anti-Lynching Bill. Alice Dunbar-Nelson remains a significant part of the world of literature. Stay tuned and keep it locked.