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The Light — weekly black newspaper — begins publication; subsequently renamed Heebie Jeebies. Arthur Schomburg's collection of African American books is acquired by The New York Public Library. 1927 1922 Plays of Negro Life, edited by Alain Locke a n d Montgomery Gregory. The Book of American Negro Poetry, edited by James Weldon Johnson. Publication of Langston Hughes' s Fine Clothes to the Jew. 1923 Publication of James Weldon Johnson's God's Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse. Cotton Club nightclub opens.
New ideas were expressed in new ways, and new subjects were treated in previously unprintable words. The huge movie audiences saw things that had never appeared on the stage. The moralists were under siege and fought back. Lewis and Fitzgerald. Though neither was censored, two novels published in 1920 fired opening shots in the war against philistinism and repression. Sinclair Lewis's Main Street proclaimed that the midwestern small town was hell on earth populated by vulgarians and ignoramuses.
Humphrey was with Denishawn eleven years, taking part in the company's 1925 tour of Asia. Less widely known than Graham, she is considered the greater choreographer by some critics and dancers. Source: Walter Terry, The Dance inAmenca (New York: Harper, 1956). 35 Martha Graham in Appalachian Spring EXPATRIATES Paree. At certain times during the 1920s the centers of American literature, music, and art appeared to be located in the Montparnasse and Latin Quarter sections of Paris on the Left Bank of the Seine.
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