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'Vintage Black Glamour' Exposes Little-Known Cultural History

The first major movement of African-American literature! Langston Hughes [far left] with [left to right:] Charles S. Johnson, E. Franklin Frazier, Rudolph Fisher and Hubert T. Delaney, on a Harlem rooftop on the occasion of a party in Hughes' honor,

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20 Female Harlem Renaissance Writers You Should Know

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20 Female Harlem Renaissance Writers You Should Know

Helen Johnson, a poet of the Harlem Renaissance Date: Sat, Helen (Helene) Johnson was born on this date in She was an African American poet during the Harlem Renaissance.

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Blanche Dunn, the chic Harlem Renaissance-era actress, photographed in Morningside Park in Harlem by her friend, Carl Van Vechten, in 1940. Ms. Dunn was essentially an “It” girl of the era: a mainstay at Van Vechten’s legendary parties and, as noted by the legendary Harlem Renaissance writer, painter Richard Bruce Nugent, “at all the Broadway first nights. A party was not a party, a place not a place, without Blanche”. Photo: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

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20 Female Harlem Renaissance Writers You Should Know

Marita Odette Bonner (Occomy) was an African American writer, essayist, and playwright associated with the Harlem Renaissance Era. She attended Radcliffe University, a gifted pianist, founder of the Boston area chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, and author of "Being Young-A Woman- And Colored", a 1925 essay published in The Crisis negro newsmagazine…

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