September 14, 2005

Bruce Nugent Online!!

Thomas H. Wirth, the driving force behind keeping Richard Bruce Nugent name and legacy in the public eye, debuts a website dedicated to the legendary writer:

Richard Bruce Nugent (1906-1987) — writer, painter, illustrator, and popular bohemian personality — lived at the center of the Harlem Renaissance. Protégé of Alain Locke, roommate of Wallace Thurman, and friend of Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston, the precocious Nugent stood for thirty years as the only African American writer willing clearly to indicate his homosexuality in print.

Posted by ronn at September 14, 2005 08:00 AM

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