M. Carl Holman (1919-1988)

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M. Carl Holman (1919-1988) wrote poetry, short fiction, essays, and plays. Some of his work was published in the anthology The Poetry of Black America: Anthology of the 20th Century. He was an English professor at Clark College for 14 years and taught at Hampton University and Lincoln University as well. At Clark, he edited the civil rights journal Atlanta Inquirer; he then moved to Washington, DC to work as deputy director at the Civil Rights Commission. In 1968, Ebony listed him as one of the 100 most influential African Americans. Holman went on to serve as director of the National Urban Coalition, promoting housing, education, employment, and economic development programs for 17 years. A few of his poems include “And on this Shore,” “Notes for a Movie Script,” “Mr. Z,” and “Picnic: The Liberated.” He often wrote about issues of race. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M._Carl_Holman AND http://www.amazon.com/The-Poetry-Black-America-Anthology/dp/0060200898 AND http://www.123helpme.com/view.asp?id=136048 With thanks to the Splendid Wake committee. DC Writers' Homes: http://dcwriters.poetrymutual.org/pages/holman.html

Written by Monica Root December 2013

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