Poet, publisher rebel and activist Nancy Cunard in Harlem, New York, with artist John Banting - and novelist Taylor Gordon - right). She is known to have taken an active stand against racial segregation in America
Nancy Cunard (1896 – 1965) was a writer, heiress and political activist. She was born into the British upper class and devoted much of her life to fighting racism and fascism. She became a muse to some of the 20th century's most distinguished writers and artists, including Aldous Huxley, Tristan Tzara, Ezra Pound and Louis Aragon, who were among her lovers, Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, Constantin Brâncuși, Langston Hughes, Man Ray, and William Carlos Williams.