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Wallace Thurman (August 16, 1902 - December 22, 1934)

Wallace Henry Thurman (1902–1934) was an American novelist during the Harlem Renaissance. He is best known for his novel The Blacker the Berry: A Novel of Negro Life, which explores discrimination among black people based on skin color. In 1925 Thurman moved to Harlem. During this time, Thurman's rooming house apartment at 267 West 136th Street in Harlem became the main place where the African-American literary avant-garde and visual artists of the Harlem Renaissance met and socialized. Thurman and Hurston mockingly called the room "Niggerati Manor", in reference to all of the black literati who showed up there. The walls of Niggerati Manor were painted red and black, colors to be emulated on the cover of Fire!! Nugent painted murals on the walls, some of which contained homoerotic content. Thurman married Louise Thompson Patterson on August 22, 1928. The marriage lasted only six months. Thompson said that Wallace was a homosexual and thus their union was incompatible. Thurman died at the age of 32 from tuberculosis, which many suspect was exacerbated by his long fight with alcoholism.

Timeline & Places:

• August 16, 1902: born.

• 1922: attended University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90007, Stati Uniti

• 1920s: lived at Niggerati Manor, 267 W 136th St, New York, NY 10030, Stati Uniti

• December 22, 1934: died. Buried at Silver Mount Cemetery, 918 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10301, Stati Uniti

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