Regina Anderson Andrews, Harlem Renaissance Librarian by Ethelene Whitmire

By Ethelene Whitmire

The first African American to go a department of the recent York Public Library (NYPL), Regina Andrews led a unprecedented lifestyles. Allied with W. E. B. Du Bois, she fought for promoting and equivalent pay opposed to entrenched sexism and racism. Andrews additionally performed a key function within the Harlem Renaissance, aiding writers and intellectuals with devoted workspace at her one hundred and thirty fifth highway department Library. After hours she cohosted a mythical salon that drew the likes of Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston. Her paintings as an actress and playwright helped demonstrated the Harlem Experimental Theater.

Ethelene Whitmire's new biography bargains the 1st full-length portrait of Andrews' activism, engagement with the humanities of the Harlem Renaissance, and paintings with the NYPL.

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