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"Blueprint for Negro Writing," New Challenge (Fall 1937)

"Portrait of Harlem," New York Panorama (1938)

"How 'Bigger' Was Born," Saturday Review (June 1, 1940)

"Not My People's War," New Masses (June 17, 1941)

"I Tried to Be a Communist," Atlantic Monthly (August- September 1944), later collected in Richard Crossman (ed.), The God That Failed (1949)

"Introduction" to Black Metropolis: A Study of Negro Life in a Northern

City by St. Clair Drake and Horace Cayton (1945)

"How Jim Crow Feels," True magazine (November, 1946)

"A World View of the American Negro," Twice A Year (1946-47)

"Urban Misery in an American City: Juvenile Delinquency in Harlem," Twice A Year (1947-48)

"There Is Always Another Cafe," The Kiosk (1953)

"Foreword" to Blues Fell This Morning by Paul Oliver (1960)