What white composer in the mid-1930s used a story about African Americans as the basis for his opera Porgy & Bess? 

What white composer in the mid-1930s used a story about African Americans as the basis for his opera Porgy & Bess?

Who wrote the poem  “I’ve Known Rivers” and how is the poem particularly relevant to this course?

I’ve known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood in human veins.

My soul has grown deep like the rivers.

Bathed in the Euphrates when dawns were young.

I built my hut near the Congo and it lulled me to sleep.

I looked upon the Nile and raised the pyramids above it.

I heard the singing of the Mississippi when Abe Lincoln went down to New Orleans, and I’ve seen its muddy bosom turn all golden in the sunset.

I’ve known rivers:

Ancient, dusky rivers.

My soul has grown deep like the rivers.

What filmmaker portrayed African Americans as modern and outside of the Jim Crow stereotypes so prevalent in this era?

Who wrote the plays, “The Mule Bone” and “De Turkey and De Law”? (Spell correctly!)

What was the name of the NAACP lawyer who first began to chip away at segregation and other Jim Crow practices in the 1930s?

Who started the Black Star Line in 1919?

Who was Cab Calloway?

What white composer in the mid-1930s used a story about African Americans as the basis for his opera Porgy & Bess?