Echoes in Time Theatre: Alice Dunbar Nelson: Poet, Journalist, Political Activis
Among the first generation of African Americans born in the South after the Civil War, Alice graduated from college in 1892 and taught for six years, editing the woman's page of a New Orleans paper in her free time. She began publishing her poetry and short stories at age 20. In 1895 she began a correspondence with Paul Laurence Dunbar. They later married and moved to Washington, D.C. The two came from very different racial experiences: Alice's light skin allowed her to "pass," while Paul's more "African" appearance kept him out of places she was able to enter. Krysteen Hammond of Columbus portrays Alice Dunbar Nelson in this one-woman performance.