• Alain Locke and T. Montgomery Gregory organized the Stylus Society, which consisted of students at Howard University. The Stylus was the literary magazine of this Society and it was “ …the humble attempt of a number of Howard students to give encouragement to the literary aspirations…of their college associates and to offer them the opportunity of publishing their work.” (Foreword, The Stylus, p4.) Zora Neale Hurston was one of the student contributors.

  • Carter G. Woodson established and edited The Journal of Negro History.

  • Angelina Weld Grimke’s protest play, Core Collection"Rachel," was staged in Washington, D.C. The play deals with racial violence and problems of Black parenting. It was eventually published in 1920.

Titles marked Core Collection are included in the Core Collection of Harlem Renaissance Books at the Libraries.

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