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Clarke, John Henrik, 1915-1998

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    • John Henry
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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1915-01-01
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1998-07-16
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) New York University
        • Organization: (naf) Columbia University
        • Organization: (naf) Cornell University
        • Organization: (naf) HARYOU (Organization)
        • Organization: (naf) Hunter College
        • Organization: (naf) City University of New York
        • Organization: (naf) African Heritage Studies Association
        • Organization: (naf) Harlem Writers Guild Inc.
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Pacific Western University (Calif.)
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Union Springs (Ala.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Los Angeles (Calif.)
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        (naf) United States
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) New York (N.Y.)
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  • Sources

    • found: Harlem, a community in transition, 1964:(edited by John Henrik Clarke)
    • found: Phone call to pub., Aug. 24, 1998(d. 1998)
    • found: Wikipedia, Sept. 5, 2014(John Henrik Clarke (b. John Henry Clark, Jan. 1, 1915, Union Springs, Alabama - July 16, 1998, Los Angeles) was a Pan-Africanist, African-American writer, historian, professor, and a pioneer in the creation of Africana studies and professional institutions in academia starting in the late 1960s; studied history and world literature at New York University, Columbia University and the League for Professional Writers; taught African History at Hunter College and Cornell University; founding chairman of the Department of Black and Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College of the City University of New York; also founded the African Heritage Studies Association) -
    • found: Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century , accessed December 30, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database:(Clarke, John Henrik; John Henry Clark; historian, poet, educator, fiction writer, book editor / publisher, magazine and journal editor / publisher, pan-Africanist; born 1915, Union Springs, Alabama, United States; taught junior class at Sunday school and began a search for African people in the Bible; took classes in history and world literature at New York University, Columbia University and the New School for Social Research; earned his doctoral degree from Pacific Western University in California; joined the Harlem History Workshop and Willis N. Huggins's Harlem History Club; in 1964 became the director of the Heritage Teaching Program for Harlem Youth Opportunities Unlimited (Haryou-Act); held a teaching position at Hunter College, City University of New York; founded a number of organizations, including the Harlem Writers Guild, Presence Africaine, the African Heritage Studies Association, the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, the National Council of Black Studies, and the Association for the Study of Classical African Civilizations; cofounder of the Black Academy of Arts and Letters; enjoyed success with the publication of a number of his short stories and poems, his major book of poetry is Rebellion in Rhyme; died 1998 in New York, New York, United States)
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    • 2016-11-28: revised
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