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us: Williams, John A., 1925-2015

  • URI(s)

  • Instance Of

  • Scheme Membership(s)

  • Collection Membership(s)

  • Fuller Name

    • John Alfred
  • Variants

    • us: Williams, John A. (John Alfred), 1925-2015
    • us: Williams, John Alfred, 1925-2015
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

    • Death Date

    • Birth Place

        (naf) Jackson (Miss.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Paramus (N.J.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Syracuse (N.Y.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) New York (N.Y.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Teaneck (N.J.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Rutgers--Newark
        • Affiliation Start: 1979
        • Affiliation End: 1994
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. Navy
        • Organization: (naf) Syracuse University
        • Organization: (naf) City University of New York. City College
    • Gender

    • Associated Language

    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Novelists
          (lcsh) Journalists
            (lcsh) College teachers
        • Sources

          • found: Night song, 1961.
          • found: !Click song, 1982: t.p. (John A. Williams)
          • found: The man who cried I am, 2004: t.p. (John A. Williams)
          • found: The writers dir. 1994-96 (John Alfred Williams, born 1925; American; Paul Robeson Professor of English at Rutgers Univ.; lists publications)
          • found: African American National Biography, accessed September 21, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Williams, John Alfred; fiction writer, print journalist, educator; born 05 December 1925 in Jackson, Mississippi, United States; entered the U.S. Navy (1943); bachelor's degree in Journalism and English, Syracuse University (1950); publicity director for Comet Press Books; editor of Negro Market Newsletter; European correspondent for Ebony and Jet magazines; his first novel, The Angry Ones (1960) was selected to receive the Prix de Rome from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; he remains the only candidate to ever have had the prize retracted; lecturer in writing at City College of the City University of New York, he has held teaching positions at more than a dozen colleges and universities)
          • found: New York times WWW site, viewed July 7, 2015 (in obituary published July 6: John A. Williams; b. John Alfred Williams, Dec. 5, 1925, Jackson, Miss.; grew up in Syracuse; moved to New York City in 1955; d. Friday [July 3, 2015], Paramus, N.J., aged 89; lived in Teaneck, N.J.; writer whose exploration of black identity, notably in the 1967 novel The man who cried I am, established him as one of the bright lights in what he liked to call "the second Harlem Renaissance," and who caused a furor with an unflattering biography of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; taught at several colleges and universities, most recently Rutgers in Newark from 1979 until his retirement in 1994)
        • LC Classification

          • PS3573.I4495
        • Change Notes

          • 1980-04-23: new
          • 2015-07-07: revised
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