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dorothy West

a Voice from the Past

"i Am," Says Dorothy West, 87, "the Last Surviving Member of the Harlem Renaissance. You Do Know That?"

if You Don't, and You Didn't Happen to Be Around During

updated 03/06/1995 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 03/06/1995 AT 01:00 AM EST

just couldn't do that."

The two began meeting regularly to discuss and revise The Wedding. "Many things surprised her," says West of her famous editor. "Mrs. Onassis was a person who liked to learn. She didn't really give me advice, but I would tell her things about black people and she would say, 'Put that in,' and, you know, sometimes I would."

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