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Two fellows will present their works in progress. James Davis is at work on a meditation on the life and work of Eric Walrond, a writer who rose to prominence during the Harlem Renaissance before moving to England. Thulani Davis has begun a biography of four blues queens: Ma Rainey, Ethel Waters, Alberta Hunter, and Bessie Smith.

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Added by Center for the Humanities on January 27, 2009