- Men Working, by John Faulkner (Harcourt, Brace).
- Lanterns on the Levee, by William Alexander Percy (Knopf).
- A Curtain of Green, short stories by Eudora Welty (Doubleday).
- Native Son (The Biography of a Young American): A Play in Ten Scenes, by Richard Wright and Paul Green (Harper).
- 12 Million Black Voices: A Folk History of the Negro in the United States, nonfiction by Richard Wright (Viking).
Lawrence Wells born.
February 27: Mary J. Turner (Shannon
Riley) was born near Ripley, Mississippi.
Paul Ruffin born in Millport, Alabama.
June 14: John Armistead
born in Mobile, Alabama.
December 28: Writer and educator Otha
Richard Sullivan was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
Richard Wright accepted
the Spingarn Award from the NAACP at its convention in Houston.
adaptation of his novel Native Son (with Paul Green) opens on Broadway.
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