Alice Dunbar-Nelson (1875-1935) was a writer of poems and short stories, a journalist, and an activist. A woman of African American, Anglo, Native American, and Creole heritage, she was born in New Orleans and was a key figure in the Harlem Renaissance. She was married three times and also had romantic relationships with women throughout her life. Dunbar-Nelson's writings often engaged with topics of racism, sexism, and bisexuality.
"A prolific, politically engaged writer . . . In her energy and
appetite for life's pleasures, from the literary to the human to
the natural, Alice Dunbar-Nelson celebrated beauty and freedom to
the end of her life."-The Paris Review