Nelson, Alice Dunbar

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Nelson, Alice Dunbar Gender: F
Alice Ruth Moore
born on 19 July 1875 at 08:00 (= 08:00 AM )
Place New Orleans, Louisiana, 29n57, 90w05
Timezone LMT m90w05 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 26°26' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 08°26 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 01°21'

Alice Dunbar Nelson


American poet, journalist and political activist. Among the first generation born free in the South after the Civil War, she was one of the prominent African Americans involved in the artistic flourishing of the Harlem Renaissance. Her first husband was the poet Paul Laurence Dunbar; she then married physician Henry A. Callis; and last married Robert J. Nelson, a poet and civil rights activist. She died from a heart ailment on September 18, 1935.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "Lyrics of sunshine and shadow: the tragic courtship and marriage of Paul Laurence Dunbar and Alice Ruth Moore: a history of love and violence among the African American elite" by Eleanor C. Alexander (NYU Press, 2001), p. 52: "Alice Ruth Moore was born in this socially charged atmosphere at 8 A.M., July 19, 1875, in a house on Second Street in New Orleans... The birth certificate reads: 'Alice Moore, lawful issue ...'"


  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ political
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist (Journalist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet