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Lucille Clifton

February 13th in African American History – Lucille Clifton

February 13, 2010 Lucille Clifton, writer and educator, died. Clifton was born Thelma Lucille Sayles on June 27, 1936 in Depew, New York. She graduated from the State University of New York in 1955 and worked as a claims clerk in the New York State Division of Employment and as a literature assistant in the […]

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Claude Brown

February 2nd in African American History – Claude Brown

February 2, 2002 Claude Brown, writer and social commentator, died. Brown was born February 23, 1937 in New York City. At a young age, he became involved in truancy, stealing, alcohol consumption, and gang wars. After turning his life around, Brown graduated from Howard University in 1965 with a degree in government and business. That […]

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Abioseh Davidson Nicol

September 20th in African American History – Abioseh Davidson Nicol

September 20, 1994 Abioseh Davidson Nicol, academic, diplomat and writer, died. Nicol was born September 14, 1924 in Freetown, Sierra Leone. He graduated from Christ’s College, Cambridge University in 1946 and earned his Ph. D. in 1958. From 1960 to 1966, Nicol was the first native principal of Fourah Bay College in Freetown. He served […]

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Richard Nathaniel Wright

Richard Nathaniel Wright – September 4th in African American History

September 4, 1908 Richard Nathaniel Wright, author, was born in Roxie, Mississippi. At the age of 15, Wright penned his first story, “The Voodoo of Hell’s Half-Acre” which was published in the local Black paper. In 1937, Wright won first prize from Story Magazine for his short story “Fire and Cloud” and in 1938 gained […]

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