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Moses Newson

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When the Freedom Riders risked their lives in 1961 to protest the segregated bus system in the American south, Moses Newson was there. When the...
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Edward Rudolph Bradley Jr.

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Born Edward Rudolph Bradley Jr., June 22, 1941, in Philadelphia, PA; died of complications related to leukemia, November 9, 2006, in New York, NY. CBS...
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Sterling Brown

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Sterling Allen Brown (May 1, 1901 – January 13, 1989) was a black professor, folklorist, poet, and literary critic. He chiefly studied the black culture...
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Wole Soyinka

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Wole Soyinka, in full Akinwande Oluwole Soyinka, (born July 13, 1934, Abeokuta, Nigeria), a Nigerian playwright and political activist who received the Nobel Prize for...
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Anne Spencer

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Harlem Renaissance poet Anne Spencer lived her entire life in Virginia, where she tended her garden, worked as a librarian and teacher, hosted luminaries of...
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Alice Dunbar Nelson

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Alice Dunbar Nelson, in full Alice Ruth Dunbar Nelson, née Moore, (born July 19, 1875, New Orleans, La., U.S.—died Sept. 18, 1935, Philadelphia, Pa.), novelist,...
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Zadie Smith

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Zadie Smith, originally Sadie Smith, (born October 27, 1975, London, England), the British author known for her treatment of race, religion, and cultural identity and...