Dorothy West

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Heard On University Of The Air

During the Harlem Renaissance, African – American art and culture flourished. UW-Madison professor Cherene Sherrard-Johnson provides a stimulating look at one of the youngest writers of the Harlem Renaissance, Dorothy West. With persistence and an ironic sense of humor, West wrote about the upper-middle-class black experience in short stories and novels that spanned the years from the 1920s to the 1990s. In the hour to come, we’ll explore how color, class, and gender shaped the seventy-year career of Dorothy West.

Episode Credits

  • Norman Gilliland Host
  • Cherene Sharrard-Johnson Guest

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