Award-winning author Ann Petry was the first African American woman writer to attain best seller status in the United States. Though her writings were based in Harlem, Petry’s books were considered part of the Chicago Renaissance. Her themes often surrounded black urban life as a site of hopelessness. Petry’s first and most powerful novel, “The Street” won the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship, with book sales topping a million copies.
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1874 Princess Velvet & Silk Bustle Gown:This bustle gown is from a very short period of time. It is one piece. These became popular in 1874 and the design only lasted a few years. This dress looks like a Monet painting. It is made of velvet, silk fabric, beads, and blond lace.
Because Helen Mirren is just that awesome. From the interview: "When I ask if she signed up for feminism she’s suddenly cross: ‘I didn’t “sign up”!’ she barks. ‘For me feminism is just fucking obvious. It is not an ideological or a political thing. We’re half the population. I don’t even see it as a cause: it’s just fucking obvious!’" Time Out London.