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Jessie Redmon Fauset

Jessie Redmon Fauset was an African-American editor, poet, essayist, novelist, and educator. Her literary work helped sculpt African-American literature in the 1920s as she focused on portraying a true image of African-American life and history. Her black fictional characters were working professionals which was an inconceivable concept to American society during this time Her story lines related to themes of racial discrimination, "passing", and feminism. From... Read More

BornApril 27, 1882
Fredericksville, Camden County, New Jersey
DiedApril 30, 1961 (aged 79)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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