1882-1961 Jessie Fauset, essayist, editor, and novelist, displayed in her work the complexities of life for literary artists during the Harlem Renaissance and the Great Depression. Her career as a teacher provided the stability of income and permanence that allowed her to write her novels and essays. As a college student at Cornell University, Fauset had started corresponding with . Du Bois, editor of the NAACP's journal The Crisis, and later submitted articles to the journal. After completing her master's degree in French in 1920, she was invited to become The Crisis's literary editor, holding the job until 1923 and afterward becoming the managing editor. As both a foster mother to and a product of the Harlem Renaissance, Fauset wrote more novels than any other black writer from 1924 to 1933. The black characters in her novels reflect the "Talented Tenth" and her own experiences with the hard-working, self-respecting black middle class. Fauset left The Crisis in 1927 to achieve a more ordered life as a French teacher at De Witt Clinton High School. She continued to teach in New York until 1944 and later taught as a visiting professor in the English Department at Hampton Institute. Zora Neale Hurston
Former United States Vice President Dick Cheney w as sometimes mentioned as a Mason in various internet newsgroups and in August, 2002, we found him listed on two Masonic websites. Both sites (one essentially a copy of the other) 'trumpeted' him as the highest ranking government official who was a Mason. Both sites though were totally and completely wrong since Mr. Cheney is NOT a Mason. When this fact was brought to the attention of the site where we first saw the information, their Webmaster contacted the Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Wyoming who confirmed that, as stated, Mr. Cheney is NOT a Mason.
Forster was President of the Cambridge Humanists from 1959 until his death and a member of the Advisory Council of the British Humanist Association from 1963 until his death. His views as a humanist are at the heart of his work, which often depicts the pursuit of personal connections in spite of the restrictions of contemporary society. His humanist attitude is expressed in the non-fictional essay What I Believe (reprinted with two other humanist essays – and an introduction and notes by Nicolas Walter – as What I Believe, and other essays by the secular humanist publishers . Foote & Co. in 1999). When Forster's cousin, Philip Whichelo , donated a portrait of Forster to the Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association (GLHA), Jim Herrick , the founder, quoted Forster's words: "The humanist has four leading characteristics – curiosity, a free mind, belief in good taste, and belief in the human race."