Dora Cole Norman lived on Staten Island at 295 Davis Avenue. Dora wrote Loyalty's Gift: A Negro Pageant in Five Acts and Eight Scenes, published in 1926. She was dancing director for W.E.B. Du Bois' "The Star of Ethiopia" (https://tinyurl.com/y4n32p8n), and wrote a game for "The Brownie's Book" Vol. 1. January, 1920 No.1 published by Du Bois and A.G. Dill (https://tinyurl.com/y3ffllkp).
Read about Dora presenting the students in the Day School of the Hampton Institute in a program of physical exercises, games, and dances at: https://tinyurl.com/y4z75b56.
Read letters between Dora and W.E.B. Du Bois at: https://tinyurl.com/y6jp6gtj, and https://tinyurl.com/y352c7j8. The last letter refers to the death of Dora's daughter Doretta in 1938. See the funeral notice at: https://tinyurl.com/y5hbvs2q.
Read about J. Rosamond Johnson who worked with Dora Cole Norman and her brother at: https://www.nypl.org/blog/2016/09/22/johnson-lift-every-voice.
Dora's brother Robert Allen "Bob" Cole Jr. (1868 – 1911) was a famous composer, actor, playwright, and stage producer and director.
Read more about Bob Cole at: https://tinyurl.com/yy6dr9s4, and https://tinyurl.com/y6a8hzaj, and https://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/1214581.pdf, and https://tinyurl.com/yxzusjaf, and https://tinyurl.com/yxseork7.
Hear his work "Under the Bamboo Tree" at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfayOjWoPII.