Aired 3 months ago 5:29
harlem renaissance Discussed on Latino USA
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Aired 1 year ago 57:28
Ep 329 - Passing, by Nella Larsen
Travel with us back to the Jazz Age and meet Irene and Clare, two women who practice "passing" to get by in New York City. The tragic characters of Nella Larsen's insightful novel Passing show us how suspicions and social status can conspire to bring about a terrible end between friends. Other talking points include the Harlem Renaissance, Arby's vs. Applebee's, and boy oh boy how we wish Larsen had written more books.
Aired 5 months ago 5:48
Dreamers: Selma Burke
Every weekday for a full year, listeners can explore the trials, tragedies, and triumphs of groundbreaking women throughout history who have dramatically shaped the world around us. In each 5 minute episode, weâ€™ll dive into the story behind one woman listeners may or may not know -- but definitely should. These diverse women from across space and time are grouped into easily accessible and engaging monthly themes like Pioneers, Dreamers, Villainesses, STEMinists, Warriors & Social Justice Warriors, and many more. Encyclopedia Womannica is hosted by WMN co-founder and award-winning journalist Jenny Kaplan. The bite-sized episodes pack painstakingly researched content into fun, entertaining, and addictive daily adventures. Encyclopedia Womannica was created by Liz Kaplan and Jenny Kaplan, executive produced by Jenny Kaplan, and produced by Liz Smith and Andi Kristins. Special thanks to Shira Atkins and Edie Allard. This month of Encyclopedia Womannica is sponsored by Casper. Follow Wonder Media Network: Website Instagram Twitter
Aired 9 months ago 28:25
Singing the Gender-Bending Blues
Gladys Bentley loved women, wore men's clothing, and sang bawdy songs that would make sailors blush...and did it openly in the 1920s and 1930s. This was long before the gay rights or the civil rights movements, yet Bentley became a darling of the Harlem Renaissance alongsideÂ iconsÂ like Langston Hughes and Josephine Baker. While her provocative performances kept her from becoming as well-known as her peers, they are exactly why she is being rediscoveredâ€”and admiredâ€”today. In celebration of Women's History Month, we follow the life of a trailblazer who was unapologetically herself at a time when she wouldâ€™ve been acutely aware of the risks.