Alice Ruth <I>Moore</I> Dunbar Nelson

Alice Ruth Moore Dunbar Nelson

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 18 Sep 1935 (aged 60)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Memorial ID 9785651 · View Source
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Author, Social Reformer. She graduated Dilliard University in 1892, taught 4 years in Elementery schools and went to teach in New York City. She was married to African American poet, Paul Laurence Dunbar on March 8, 1898 and divorced in 1902. She taught English at Howard High School in Wilmington, Delaware from 1902 to 1920. She was an instructor and a parole officer at the Industrial School for Colored Girls from 1924-1928. She was executive secretary of the American Friends Inter-Racial Peace Committee from 1928 to 1931. She headed the 1922 Delaware Anti-Lynching Crusaders with her second husband, Robert J. Nelson married since 1916. She co-edited the Wilmington Advocate and was a feminist. She was involved in the Federation of Colored Women's Clubs. She published her first book, "Violets," in 1895. She wrote peoms, volumes of short stories, plays, pageants, and 3 unpublished novels. Her short stories were featured in magazines like "Leslie's Weekly" and "The Mirror." Cause of death was natural causes.

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