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Dunbar-Nelson, Alice (19 July 1875–18 September 1935), poet, journalist, and political activist, was born Alice Ruth Moore in New Orleans, Louisiana, the daughter of Joseph Moore, a seaman, and Patricia Wright, a seamstress. Dunbar-Nelson graduated from Straight College (now Dillard University) and began her teaching career at a New Orleans elementary school in 1892....

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Zevin, Israel Joseph (31 January 1872–06 October 1926), writer, was born in Gorki, Mogilov district, Belorussia, the son of Judah Leib Zevin (occupation unknown) and Feige Muravin. He grew up in the Pale of Settlement, receiving a traditional Jewish-Orthodox education.

In 1889 he immigrated to New York City, where he tried to make a living at various of the typical immigrant jobs. First he was a peddler; then he graduated to selling candy and other wares from a stand. In his spare time he wrote stories that were published in the ...