Mon. Jul 15th, 2024

We were unable to locate any public domain or license-free images of Yolande Du Bois, who even now is consigned to the archives of her father and first husband. Emma Thompson by Justin Harris, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons; Kenneth Branagh by Giorgia Meschini, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

S12E3: Both Sides Now | Yolande Du Bois & Emma Thompson and Kenneth Branagh

Get ready for quite a ride! This week, Stacie has the story Yolande Du Bois, the long-suffering daughter of civil rights titan W. E. B. Du Bois, who steered her into a deeply unsuitable marriage to poet Countee Cullen, a leading light of the Harlem Renaissance. Then, Alicia has a long-time listener request: The 90s-era heartbreaker of the marriage and divorce of actors Emma Thompson and Kenneth Branagh.


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Stacie’s Receipts

W.E.B. Du Bois: A Biography, by David Levering Lewis (amazon.com)

A Harlem Renaissance: Wedding! (The Shady Historian/YouTube)

HARLEM + BESPOKE: ☞ REMEMBER: Harlem’s Wedding of the Century (harlembespoke.blogspot.com)

Du Bois comes home from the grave (theberkshireedge.com)

Queens and queers: The rise of drag ball culture in the 1920s (americanhistory.si.com)

Alicia’s Receipts

Emma Thompson (encyclopedia.com)

Kenneth Branagh | Biography, Movies, Shakespeare, & Facts (britannica.com)

What happened between Emma Thompson and Kenneth Branagh and why did they separate? (celebrity.nine.com.au)

The huge love-triangle affair between these Harry Potter cast members that blew up (nzherald.co.nz)

Emma Thompson Talks Kenneth Branagh’s Alleged Affair With Helena Bonham Carter (huffpost.com)

Greg Wise says he and Emma Thompson ‘got together in madness 26 years ago’ after Kenneth Branagh affair (independent.co.uk)

Emma Thompson shares hilarious story behind how she met husband Greg Wise (hellomagazine.com)

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