• Sterling A. Brown published Southern Roads. Shortly after this book of poetry was published, Alain Locke hailed Brown as the "New Negro Folk Poet." Southern Roads broadened the use of dialect beyond comedy and pathos to greater ranges of black expressions.

  • Wallace Thurman published Infants of the Spring, which serves as his personal critique of the Harlem Renaissance.

  • Core CollectionThe Conjure Man Dies: A Mystery Tale of Dark Harlem by Rudolph Fisher became the first published mystery novel by a black American.

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

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