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Born: August 16, 1902

Died: December 22, 1934 (aged 32)

Occupation: novelist, dramatist, columnist, essayist, editor, publisher, intellectual

Bio: 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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