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Inspired by Wallace Thurman

Inspired by Wallace Henry Thurman (1902–1934) was an American novelist active during the Harlem Renaissance. A successful writer, Thurman was the first African-American senior editor in a major publishing company. He is best known for his novel The Blacker the Berry: A Novel of Negro Life (1929), which explores discrimination within the black community based on skin color, with lighter skin being more highly valued.