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us: Brown, Sterling A., 1901-1989


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  • Variants

    • us: Brown, Sterling A. (Sterling Allen), 1901-1989
    • us: Brown, Sterling Allen, 1901-1989
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        19010501
    • Death Date

        19890113
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Washington (D.C.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Takoma Park (Md.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Williams College
        • Organization: (naf) Harvard University
        • Organization: (naf) Virginia Seminary and College (Lynchburg, Va.)
        • Organization: (naf) Fisk University
        • Organization: (naf) Howard University
        • Organization: (naf) Federal Writers' Project
    • Gender

        male
    • Occupation

        (lcsh) College teachers
          (lcsh) Poets
            (lcsh) Essayists
        • Earlier Established Forms

            Brown, Sterling Allen, 1901-1989Brown, Sterling Allen,1901-1989
        • Sources

          • found: His Outline for the study of the poetry of American Negroes, 1981.
          • found: His The collected poems of Sterling A. Brown, 1983, c1980: CIP t.p. (Sterling A. Brown)
          • found: NUCMC data from Amistad Research Center for Cullen, C. Papers, 1921-1969 (Sterling Brown)
          • found: Wash. Post, 1/16/89 (Sterling Allen Brown, 87, poet and ret. prof. of English at Howard Univ., d. 1/13/89)
          • found: African American National Biography, accessed December 27, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Brown, Sterling Allen; professor, poet, essayist; born 1 May 1901 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States; graduated from Williams College (French and English literature ) with Phi Beta Kappa honors and a Clark fellowship for graduate studies in English at Harvard University; received MA in English from Harvard (1923); taught at Virginia Seminary and College at Lynchburg, Lincoln University in Missouri and Fisk University; began his forty-year career at Howard University (1929); worked for the Federal Writers' Project (1936-1939); his Collected Poems, a volume edited by Michael S. Harper, was published in the National Poetry Series (1980); was named poet laureate of the District of Columbia (1984); died 13 January 1989 in Takoma Park, Maryland, United States)
        • LC Classification

          • PS3503.R833
        • Change Notes

          • 1980-07-30: new
          • 2015-06-13: revised
        • Alternate Formats