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Black Women Novelist

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Harlem Renaissance Era


Zora Neale Hurston(1891-1960)
"I have been in sorrow's kitchen and licked out all the pots. Then I have stood on the peaky mountain wrapped in rainbows, with a harp and a sword in my hands." - ZNH
Author who wrote novels, folklores and autobiography. She was the prototypical authority on black culture from the Harlem Renaissances

Gwendolyn B. Bennett(1902-1981)
Known for her short story Wedding Day, Bennett was an writer who contributed greatly to the Harlem Renaissance.  She was remembered for her column "The Ebony Flut" in the Opportunity. 
Gwendolyn Bennett; see below for photo credit

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