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Literary Excellence

44 memorials
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 Margaret Abigail <I>Walker</I> Alexander

Margaret Abigail Walker Alexander

7 Jul 1915 – 30 Nov 1998

Author. Using her maiden name, Margaret Walker, as...

Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi, USA

 Maya Angelou
No grave photo

Maya Angelou

4 Apr 1928 – 28 May 2014

American Author and Poet. She published seven...

Cremated , Ashes scattered
 James Arthur Baldwin

James Arthur Baldwin

2 Aug 1924 – 1 Dec 1987

Author.

Hartsdale, Westchester County, New York, USA

 Robert Maupin “Iceberg Slim” Beck

Robert Maupin “Iceberg Slim” Beck

4 Aug 1918 – 28 Apr 1992

Author. Wrote under the pseudonym 'Iceberg Slim.'

Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA

 Erma Bombeck

Erma Bombeck

21 Feb 1927 – 22 Apr 1996

Newspaper Columnist. For three decades she...

Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA

 Arna Wendell Bontemps

Arna Wendell Bontemps

13 Oct 1902 – 4 Jun 1973

Arna Bontemps was a key figure in the Harlem...

Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA

 Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks

Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks

7 Jun 1917 – 3 Dec 2000

Pulitzer Prize winning poet (1950 for "Annie...

Blue Island, Cook County, Illinois, USA

 Octavia Estelle Butler

Octavia Estelle Butler

22 Jun 1947 – 24 Feb 2006

Novelist. Born in Pasadena, California, she was a...

Altadena, Los Angeles County, California, USA

 Bebe Moore Campbell

Bebe Moore Campbell

18 Feb 1950 – 27 Nov 2006

Author, Journalist. She left a teaching career to...

Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, USA

 Jim Carroll

Jim Carroll

1 Aug 1949 – 11 Sep 2009

Jim Carroll was an author, poet, and musician,...

Haverstraw, Rockland County, New York, USA

 Ivy Compton-Burnett

Ivy Compton-Burnett

5 Jun 1884 – 27 Aug 1969

Author. Her novels describe human weaknesses in...

Wimbledon, London Borough of Merton, Greater London, England

 Countee Cullen

Countee Cullen

30 May 1903 – 9 Jan 1946

Poet, Author. Born Countee Porter, at age 15 he...

Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA

 Annie Elizabeth “Bessie” Delany

Annie Elizabeth “Bessie” Delany

3 Sep 1891 – 25 Sep 1995

Author. She was one of ten children born to Bishop...

Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, USA

 Sarah Louise “Sadie” Delany

Sarah Louise “Sadie” Delany

19 Sep 1889 – 25 Jan 1999

Author. One of ten children of Bishop Henry Beard...

Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, USA

 Paul Laurence Dunbar

Paul Laurence Dunbar

27 Jun 1872 – 9 Feb 1906

Poet. Born in Dayton, Ohio, the son of former...

Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA

 Ralph Waldo Ellison

Ralph Waldo Ellison

1 Mar 1913 – 16 Apr 1994

Author and Educator. He is best known for his...

Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA

 Donald Goines

Donald Goines

15 Dec 1936 – 21 Oct 1974

Author of 17 novels, including "Daddy Cool."

Warren, Macomb County, Michigan, USA

 Charles Edward Gordone
No grave photo

Charles Edward Gordone

12 Oct 1925 – 16 Nov 1995

Playwright, Actor, Director, Educator. He was...

Cremated , Ashes scattered
 Paul Eliot Green
No grave photo

Paul Eliot Green

17 Mar 1894 – 4 May 1981

Playwright, Screenwriter. He was an outspoken...

Chapel Hill, Orange County, North Carolina, USA

 John Howard Griffin

John Howard Griffin

16 Jun 1920 – 8 Sep 1980

Author. Beginning at age nineteen, he worked as a...

Mansfield, Tarrant County, Texas, USA

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