• Georgia Douglas Johnson’s third collection of poetry, An Autumn Love Cycle, was published and received national attention.

  • Home to Harlem by Claude McKay became the first novel by a black American to reach the New York Times’ bestseller list.

  • Core CollectionQuicksand by Nella Larsen was a highly acclaimed first novel.

  • Rudolph Fisher wrote the novel, The Walls of Jericho.

  • Marita O. Bonner published a play, “The Purple Flower.” Considered by many to be her best work, this play delves into the subject of race relations in America.

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

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