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Jessie Redmon Fauset (1882-1961)
Courtesy, Prints and Photographs Department, Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University.

Jessie Redmon Fauset was born in Frederickville, Camden County. During her important career as literary editor of Crisis, the official publication of the NAACP, she often highlighted the work of African-American women. Her novel, The Chinaberry Tree (1931) is set in a small New Jersey town. Fauset moved to Montclair in 1939.

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