Harry T. Burleigh

From the Spiritual to the Harlem Renaissance

 

Chapter 11: Family Matters: Fame and Its Discontents

 


 
Figure 1
 
  Figure 1: Burleigh's mother, Elizabeth Waters Burleigh Elmendorf on the porch of the home Burleigh bought for her, circa 1900—page 184. Photo courtesy of the Burleigh family.  


 
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  Figure 2: Burleigh's mother in the living room of the home Burleigh bought for her—page 184. Photo courtesy of the Burleigh family.  


 
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  Figure 3: Close-up of Burleigh's mother in the living room of the home Burleigh bought for her—page 184. Photo courtesy of the Burleigh family.  


 
Figure 4
 
  Figure 4: Louise Alston Burleigh, circa 1898—page 188. Photo courtesy of the Burleigh family.  


 
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  Figure 5: Three generations—Rachel Farley, Louise Alston Burleigh's mother; Louise Alston Burleigh, and Alston Waters Burleigh, circa 1900—page 191. Photo courtesy of the Burleigh family.  


 
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  Figure 6: Burleigh with young Alston, circa 1906—page 191. Photograph courtesy of Grace Blackwell.  


 
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  Figure 7: Louise Alston Burleigh, dramatic reader—page 192. Louise wrote dialect verse and gained some success as a dramatic reader of her verse. Photo courtesy of the Burleigh family.  

 

 

 

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