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Featured Article: Dorothea Lange

Dorothea Lange in 1936; photographer
Dorothea Lange (May 25, 1895 – October 11, 1965) was an influential American documentary photographer and photojournalist, best known for her Dust Bowl photographs, taken throughout the American south and the west, chronicling the hard scrabble lives of migrant workers. Lange's photographs gave a human face to a dark chapter in American history--the Great Depression. Her pictures of mothers and fathers, of the homeless, of those in soup lines, of children in ragged clothing, not only profoundly influenced the development of documentary photography but also of social policies under President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal administration. She photographed everyday Americans; their strength and their resolve, and the bonds of family and community that helped them to survive difficult times.

In 1941, Lange became the first woman to be awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in photography.

Popular Article: Bill "Bojangles" Robinson

Bill "Bojangles" Robinson
Bill "Bojangles" Robinson (May 25, 1878 – November 25, 1949) was a pioneer and pre-eminent African-American tap dance performer.

Bojangles (the name referred to his happy-go-lucky ebullience) starred in vaudeville, musical stage, and movies. He invented the stair tap routine and is remembered for his appearances as trouper with Shirley Temple in four of her 1930s films.

Some jazz sources credit Bojangles as the chief instigator for getting tap dance literally "up on its toes." Early forms of tap contained a flat-footed style, while Robinson performed on the balls of his feet with a shuffle-tap style that allowed him more flexibility to improvise. The technique won him notice and eventually made him a legend.