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us: Lester, Julius

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    • Birth Date

    • Birth Place

        (naf) Saint Louis (Mo.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Fisk University
        • Organization: (naf) Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
        • Organization: (naf) University of Massachusetts Amherst
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        (lcsh) Historians
          (lcsh) College teachers
            (lcsh) Poets
              (lcsh) Essayists
                (lcsh) Journalists
            • Sources

              • found: His The 12-string guitar as played by Leadbelly, 1965.
              • found: His The autobiography of God, 2004: CIP t.p. (Julius Lester) CIP p. ii (also by Julius Lester: The twelve string guitar as played by Leadbelly; Revolutionary notes; The seventh son; Lovesong, becoming a Jew; Othello; Black folktales; The blues singers; Why heaven is far away; [etc.])
              • found: Wikipedia, Feb. 6, 2008 (Julius Lester; b. Jan. 27, 1939 in St. Louis, Missouri; alternate name Julius Bernard Lester; award winning author of children's books; retired prof., Univ. of Massachusetts Amherst; active in the civil rights movement)
              • found: Info. converted from 678, 2012-10-02 (b. 1939)
              • found: African American National Biography, accessed February 19, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Lester, Julius; historian, poet, essayist, radio / television personality, print journalist; born 1939 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States; graduated from Fisk College with a degree in English (1960); moved to New York City and worked at a bookstore and for the welfare department in Harlem (1961); led songs at Freedom Schools and mass meetings in Mississippi (1964); worked at the national office of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in Atlanta (1966); traveled to Vietnam, Cuba, and throughout the South as a movement photographer; wrote a weekly column for the National Guardian, a radical newspaper (1967-1969); hosted a weekly radio show on New York's listener-supported station WBAI (1968-1975); published a two-volume edition of W.E.B. Du Bois's writings and began teaching Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (1971); retired from the university as emeritus professor (2003); led a small synagogue, Congregation Beth El, in St. Johnsbury, Vermont (1992-2006); best known for his children's writings)
            • LC Classification

              • PS3562.E853
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              • 1980-08-26: new
              • 2015-04-20: revised
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