Jessie Redmon Fauset, circa 1934. 
flipFlip to Alain Leroy Locke, in his graduation gown from Harvard University, 1918.
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Jessie Redmon Fauset; full length, seated, facing slightly left

Credit: Library of Congress

Working as literary editor of The Crisis from 1919 to 1926, Jesse Redmond Fauset helped launch the careers of many of the great African-American poets and writers now associated with the Harlem Renaissance.  Raised in a middle-class family in Philadelphia, Fauset between 1924 and 1933 published three novels that reflected the real lives and concerns of well-to-do African Americans.

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