Wallace Thurman

Playwright, Author

1902 – 1934

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Who was Wallace Thurman?

Wallace Henry Thurman was an American novelist active during the Harlem Renaissance. He also wrote essays, worked as an editor, and was a publisher of short-lived newspapers and literary journals. He is best known for his novel The Blacker the Berry: A Novel of Negro Life, which explores discrimination within the black community based on skin color, with lighter skin being more highly valued.

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Born
Aug 16, 1902
Salt Lake City
Spouses
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Utah
  • University of Southern California
Lived in
  • Salt Lake City
Died
Dec 22, 1934
New York City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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