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