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Jessie Redmon Fauset
(1882-1961) born on
Apr 27
US poet, novelist. She was a significant figure of the Harlem Renaissance as literary editor of "The Crisis;" wrote four novels, including "There Is Confusion."
         
   
F
Biology transcends society.

R
There is no peace with you
Nor any rest!
Your presence is a torture to the brain.
Your words are barbed arrows to the breast.
A
The white world is feverishly anxious to know of our thoughts, our hopes, our dreams. Organization is our strongest weapon.
N
The remarkable thing about this gift of ours is that it has its rise, I am convinced, in the very woes which beset us . . . It is our emotional salvation.
K
"She thought then of black people . . . . And she saw them as a people powerfully, almost overwhelmingly endowed with the essence of life. They had to persist, had to survive, because they did not know how to die."
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Chinaberry Tree," 1913.
R: "Enigma," in "Poetry of the Negro," ed. Bontemps, 1949.
A: "Impressions of the Second Pan-African Conference," in "The Crisis," Nov/Dec 1921.
N: "The Gift of Laughter," "The New Negro," 1925.
K: "Plum Bun," 1929.
   


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