Jessie Redmon Fauset
From 1919 until 1926 Jessie Redmon Fauset was literary editor of the magazine Crisis, W.E.B. Dubois, editor. From 1920-1921 she edited and contributed regularly to The Brownie’s Book, the child’s counterpart of the Crisis, the NAACP magazine. The Best of The Brownies’ Book, edited by Dianne Johnson-Feelings and with an introduction by Marian Wright Edelman, is published by Oxford, 1996.
The legendary “Civic Club Dinner of March 1924”, organized by Charles Spurgeon Johnson, was held to celebrate Fauset’s first novel There is Confusion. Many of the most important personalities of the Harlem Renaissance were in attendance: The veritable Who’s-Who list included W.E.B. DuBois, James Weldon Johnson, Countee Cullen and Langston Hughes.