Wallace Thurman

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Birthday
16, 1902
Birthplace
Salt Lake City, UT
Death Date
Dec 22, 1934 (32)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
16, 1902
Birthplace
Salt Lake City, UT
Death Date
Dec 22, 1934 (32)

About

American novelist who was active during the Harlem Renaissance. He is most famous for his 1929 work, The Blacker the Berry: A Novel of Negro Life, which dealt with the theme of discrimination.

Before Fame

He wrote his first novel at age ten. He later studied at both the University of Utah and the University of Southern California.

Trivia

He wrote to reveal the reality of African American life, showing both the good and the bad.

Family Life

He was raised by his mother and grandmother in Salt Lake City, Utah. His wife, Louise Thompson, divorced him after claiming that he was a closeted homosexual.

Associated With

He challenged some African American members of the bourgeoisie, including W.E.B. DuBois, because he did not agree with their views.