BC: Wallace Henry Thurman (1902–1934) was an American novelist during the Harlem Renaissance. He is best known for his novel The Blacker the Berry: A Novel of Negro Life, which describes discrimination based on skin color among black people.
FC: Harlem Renaissance Literature
1: Zora Neale Hurston (January 7, 1891 – January 28, 1960) was an American folklorist and author during the time of the Harlem Renaissance, best known for the 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God.
2: Jean Toomer (December 26, 1894–March 30, 1967) was an American poet and novelist and an important figure of the Harlem Renaissance.
3: " . . . on the whole, the best piece of fiction that Negro America has produced since the heyday of [Charles] Chesnutt" - W.E.B. DuBois
4: Sterling Allen Brown (May 1, 1901 – January 13, 1989) was an African American teacher, and writer on folklore of poetry and of literary criticism. He was mainly interested in black culture from the Southern United States.
5: Charles Sidney Gilpin (November 20, 1878 - May 6, 1930) worked as an apprentice in the Richmond Planet print shop before finding his career in theater and becoming one of the most highly regarded actors of the 1920s.