[By Kenton Rambsy]
1913- Author and director Oscar Micheaux publishes his first novel, Conquest: The Story Of A Negro Pioneer, through The Woodruff Press. The novel is published anonymously and is based on his life as a homesteader.
1918- Hope’s Highway by Sarah Lee Brown Fleming is published by Neale Publishing Company
1923- Cane by Jean Toomer is published by Boni and Liveright.
1926-1927- Oscar Micheaux directs and produces The Conjure Woman (1926) and The House Behind the Cedars (1927). These two films are inspired by two novels by Charles Chesnutt.
1927- Knopf Publishing company republishes The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man with James Weldon Johnson being credited as the author unlike the 1912 version.
1928- The Walls of Jericho by Rudolph Fisher is published by Knopf.
1928- Home to Harlem by Claude McKay is published by Harper and Brothers.
1929- Claude McKay wins Harmon Gold Award for Literature for his novel Home to Harlem.
1929- Passing by Nella Larsen is published by Knopf.
1929- The Blacker the Berry: A Novel of Negro Life by Wallace Thurman is published by the Macaulay Company
1930- Not Without Laughter, the only novel written by Langston Hughes, is published by Knopf.
1930- Nella Larsen becomes the first black person to be awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. She uses the funds to travel Europe to write a novel.
1931- Black No More by George Schuyler is published by The Macauley Company
1932- One Way To Heaven by Countee Cullen is published by Harpers.
1937- Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston is published by J.B. Lippincott.