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[Books] Publications:
  • Men Working, by John Faulkner (Harcourt, Brace).
  • Lanterns on the Levee, by William Alexander Percy (Knopf).
  • A Curtain of Green, short stories by Eudora Welty (Doubleday).
  • Native Son (The Biography of a Young American): A Play in Ten Scenes, by Richard Wright and Paul Green (Harper).
  • 12 Million Black Voices: A Folk History of the Negro in the United States, nonfiction by Richard Wright (Viking).

[Birth] Lawrence Wells born.

[Birth] February 27: Mary J. Turner (Shannon Riley) was born near Ripley, Mississippi.

[Birth] May 14: Paul Ruffin born in Millport, Alabama.

[Birth] June 14: John Armistead born in Mobile, Alabama.

[Birth] December 28: Writer and educator Otha Richard Sullivan was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

[Award] Richard Wright accepted the Spingarn Award from the NAACP at its convention in Houston.

[Stage Play] Richard Wright’s adaptation of his novel Native Son (with Paul Green) opens on Broadway.
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