In Memoriam: John A. Williams (December 5, 1925 – July 3, 2015)

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[by Matthew Broussard] HBW mourns the loss of John A. Williams, who passed away on July 3, 2015. John Alfred Williams was born on December 5, 1925, in Jackson, Mississippi. In 1950, he earned a B.A. from Syracuse University in English and journalism, and then Williams worked as a journalist for publications such as Ebony, Jet, CBS, and Newsweek. Williams later taught at the City […]

Remembering James A. (Jim) Miller (August 27, 1947-June 19, 2015)

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[by Matthew Broussard] Editor’s Note: The Official Statement Released by George Washington Today can be accessed by clicking here or the link at the bottom of this post. The Project on the History of Black Writing is saddened by the untimely loss of James (Jim) Miller. Miller is a graduate of SUNY, and he went on to teach at George Washington University where he was […]

In Memoriam: J. California Cooper

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[by Meredith Wiggins] African American author and playwright J. California Cooper passed away on Saturday, September 20, 2014, in her home of Seattle, Washington.  She was 82 years old. “I was telling stories before I could write,” Cooper once said.  “I like to tell stories, and I like to talk to things.  If you’ve read fairy tales, you know that everything can talk, from trees […]