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Emily Dickinson: American Poet

Emily Dickinson was born in Amherst, Massachusetts and is regarded as one of the most important figures in American poetry. Some time after her death, her sister Lavinia found a locked box containing more than 1,700 short poems. The original order of her poems was not restored until 1981, when Ralph W. Franklin used the physical evidence of the paper itself to restore her intended order.

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Ella Fitzgerald: A Night at the Apollo

Ella Jane Fitzgerald was the most popular female jazz singer in the United States for more than half a century, mastered scat singing, had a love of cookbooks, won 13 Grammy Awards, sold over 40 million albums, and received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1967. Her audiences were rich and poor, made up of all races, all religions and all nationalities.

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