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The South Side Writers Group was a circle of African-American writers and poets formed in the 1930s in Chicago, which included Richard Wright, Arna Bontemps, Margaret Walker, Fenton Johnson, Theodore Ward, Garfield Gordon, Frank Marshall Davis, Julius Weil, Dorothy Sutton, Russell Marshall, Robert Davis, Marion Perkins, Arthur Bland, Fern Gayden,  and Alberta Sims. Consisting of some twenty authors, the group championed Social Realism. Social Realism refers to the work of writers, artists and filmmakers who draw attention to the everyday conditions of the working classes and the poor, and who are critical of the social structures that maintain these conditions.

It was Wright, who in 1936, founded the South Side Writers Group in order to provide inspiration and encouragement to budding writers and space to experiment with new themes and subjects. The group met at the Abraham Lincoln Centre on South Cottage Grove Avenue near the Bronzeville District. [Continue Reading…]

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