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The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is founded, and W.E.B. du Bois becomes editor of their monthly magazine, Crisis

Feb 22 1910

James Weldon Johnson’s novel Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man is published

Nov 13 1912

The “Red Summer of Hate;” race riots break out in Chicago, Washington, D.C. and over twenty other American cities, June to September

June 14 1919

The 369th Infantry Regiment, a highly decorated unit of entirely African-American soldiers, returns from World War I to Harlem

Sep 9 1919

Eugene O’Neill’s The Emperor Jones opens at the Provincetown Playhouse in November with black actor, Charles Gilpin, in the lead role.

Jan 5 1920

UNIA holds its First International Convention of the Negro Peoples of the World at Madison Square Garden, New York

April 3 1920

– Marcus Garvey, born in Jamaica, arrives in Harlem and founds the United Negro Improvement Association (UNIA)

Oct 23 1920

Willis Richardson’s The Chip Woman is produced by The National Ethiopian Art Players, becoming the first drama by a black playwright to appear on Broadway

Feb 16 1923

Civic Club Dinner, sponsored by Opportunity, on March 21st to bring black writers and white publishers together

Oct 17 1923

Poet Countee Cullen marries Nina Yolande Du Bois, daughter of W.E.B. Du Bois, on April 9th, in an elaborate celebration described as the social event of the decade

March 30 1928