Jessie Fauset biography
Jessie Fauset was born in Fredericksville (now Lawnside), New Jersey, on April 27, 1882. She attended Cornell University and studied at the Sorbonne, later working as literary editor for The Crisis magazine, the official publication of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. The Crisis published the work of Harlem Renaissance greats like Langston Hughes and Jean Toomer. A poet and novelist, Fauset's published works include Plum Bun and The Chinaberry Tree. She died on April 30, 1961, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.