Book, Prancing Nigger
Book, Prancing Nigger
Book, Prancing Nigger
Book, Prancing Nigger
Book, Prancing Nigger
Book, Prancing Nigger

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African American History Books ➔ Book, Prancing Nigger

Firbank, Ronald. Prancing Nigger. New York: Brentano's, 1924.

Prancing Nigger was written by Ronald Firbank and was published by Brentano's in 1924. It was originally titled Sorrow in Sunlight when published in Britain but was later changed at the suggestion of the American publisher. 
7.5"" h 5.5"" w .75"" d

Ronald Firbank
Arthur Annesley Ronald Firbank, born in 1886, was an English novelist known for Sorrow in Sunlight, Caprice, and Vainglory. He passed away in 1926. 

Ruth Herrick
Born on July 6, 1895 in Ohio, Ruth Herrick became known as one of the first women physicians in Michigan. She studied at the University of Chicago Medical College and at Blodgett Memorial Hospital. Afterwards she began her practice in 1931 in Grand Rapids. She was an avid collector and took a strong interest in archaeology, having lectured at the Greenfield Village Museum and wrote and published a book entitled "Greentown glass: the Indiana Tumbler and Goblet Company and allied manufacturers (1959)". In 1961 she cooperated with the Kent County Medical Society in compiling a historic medical collection. She retired in 1973 and later passed away after an automobile accident on June 7, 1974, with many of her assets bequeathed to the Public Museum.
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