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Ebony Rising


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Preface by Craig Gable
Introduction by Darryl Dickson-Carr
Short Stories
1912-19 timeline
Hope Deferred (1914) Alice Dunbar-Nelson
The Closing Door (1919) Angelina Weld Grimke
Mary Elizabeth (1919) Jessie Redmon Fauset
1920 timeline
The Comet (1920) W. E. B. Du Bois
1921 timeline
The Foolish and the Wise: Sallie Runner Is Introduced to Socrates (1921) Leila Amos Pendleton
1922 timeline
The Foolish and the Wise: Sanctum 777 N. S. D. C. O. U. Meets Cleopatra (1922) Leila Amos Pendleton
Becky (1922) Jean Toomer
1923 timeline
Esther (1923) Jean Toomer
1924 timeline
Vignettes of the Dusk (1924) Eric Walrond
Blue Aloes (1924) Ottie B. Graham
Slackened Caprice (1924) Ottie B. Graham
1925 timeline
The City of Refuge (1925) Rudolph Fisher
The Golden Penknife (1925) S. Miller Johnson
Mademoiselle 'Tasie (1925) Eloise Bibb Thompson
1926 timeline
Grist in the Mill (1926) Wallace Thurman
Hannah Byde (1926) Dorothy West
Muttsy (1926) Zora Neale Hurston
The Eatonville Anthology (1926) Zora Neale Hurston
Cordelia the Crude (1926) Wallace Thurman
Smoke, Lilies and Jade (1926) Richard Bruce Nugent
Wedding Day (1926) Gwendolyn B. Bennett
1927 timeline
City Love (1927) Eric Walrond
Lynching for Profit (1927) George S. Schuyler
Highball (1927) Claude McKay
Game (1927) Eugene Gordon
Masks (1927) Eloise Bibb Thompson
1928 timeline
Bathesda of Sinners Run (1928) Maude Irwin Owens
He Must Think It Out (1928) Florida Ruffin Ridley
Anthropoi (1928) John F. Matheus
1929 timeline
Prologue to a Life (1929) Dorothy West
1930 timeline
Sanctuary (1930) Nella Larsen
Door-Stops (1930) May Miller
Cross Crossings Cautiously (1930) Anita Scott Coleman
1931 timeline
Why Adam Ate the Apple (1931) Mercedes Gilbert
The Needle's Point (1931) J. Saunders Redding
1932 timeline
Crazy Mary (1932) Claude McKay
His Last Day (1932) Chester Himes
1933 timeline
A Summer Tragedy (1933) Arna Bontemps
1934 timeline
Barrel Staves (1934) Arna Bontemps
Why, You Reckon (1934) Langston Hughes
Spanish Blood (1934) Langston Hughes
1935 timeline
John Archer's Nose (1935) Rudolph Fisher
1936 timeline
Mob Madness (1936) Marion Vera Cuthbert
Gesture (1936) Georgia Douglas Johnson
1937 timeline
Pope Pius the Only (1937) Richard Bruce Nugent
Silt (1937) Richard Wright
The Return of a Modern Prodigal (1937) Octavia B. Wynbush
1938 timeline
Hate Is Nothing (1938) Marita Bonner
1939 timeline
The Whipping (1939) Marita Bonner
A Modern Fable (1939) Chester Himes
1940 timeline
A Matter of Record (1940) Ted Poston
Girl, Colored (1940) Marian Minus
Sources for Additional Short Stories by the Authors
Award-Winning Short Fiction from Opportunity and Crisis
Selected Resources for the Harlem Renaissance
A Selected Checklist of Common Issues, Topics, and Plot Components
About the Authors
Author Index

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A treasury of short fiction from the Harlem Renaissance era

About the Author

Craig Gable is an independent scholar and professional librarian. He is a Harlem Renaissance bibliographer and editor of the Rudolph Fisher Newsletter (, an online newsletter and general research resource website devoted to Rudolph Fisher and the Harlem Renaissance at large. He lives in Buffalo, New York.Darryl Dickson-Carr is Associate Professor of English at Florida State University, Tallahassee, and author of African American Satire: The Sacredly Profane Novel and The Columbia Guide to African American Fiction, 1970-2000 (forthcoming). He lives in Tallahassee.

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