Regina M. Anderson


Regina M. Anderson

Regina M. Anderson (May 21, 1901February 5, 1993) was an African American playwright, librarian, and key member of the Harlem Renaissance.

Born in Chicago, she studied at Wilberforce University, University of Chicago, and Columbia University before becoming a librarian at the 135th Street (Harlem) branch of the New York Public Library. In 1924 she organized a dinner for black New York intellectuals and writers, including W.E.B. DuBois, Jean Toomer, Countee Cullen, and Langston Hughes. The dinner was one of the coalescing events of the Harlem Renaissance.

Anderson and DuBois cofounded the Krigwa Players (later Negro Experimental Theatre), a black theater company. The Players produced her plays "Climbing Jacobs Ladder" (about a lynching) and "Underground" (about the Underground Railroad).

Anderson outlived virtually all of the other members of the Harlem Renaissance. She died in Ossining, New York, a suburb of New York City.

External links

* [http://www.aaregistry.com/african_american_history/201/Playwritelibrarian_Regina_Anderson_created_fine_material The African American Registry]


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