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    From the Schomburg Center online exhibition, Harlem 1900-1940: An African American Community. This photo depicts young Black writers and intellectuals gathered at the Harlem Home of Regina Andrews and Ethel Ray Nance. The group, photographed at a party held for Langston Hughes, includes (from left to right): Poet Langston Hughes, sociologist Charles Spurgeon Johnson, historian E. Franklin Frazier, doctor and author Rudolph Fisher, and legislator Hubert Delaney. This photo is from the collection

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