Frank Marshall Davis was an African-American poet, as well as a journalist. Mr. Davis’ poet protested the racial inequality of the 1930s and 40s.
Fritz Leiber (24 December, 1910 – 5 September, 1992) was a science-fiction and fantasy writer, as well as a poet and playwright.
Michael Crichton (23 October, 1942 – 4 November, 2008) was an American author of medical fiction and techno-thrillers, as well as a successful filmmaker. Mr. Crichton is known for many projects, including Westworld, ER, Jurassic Park, and The Andromeda Strain.
Henry Steele Commager (25 October, 1902 – 2 March, 1998) was a prolific writer, intellectual and historian born in Pittsburgh, PA.
Upton Sinclair (20 September, 1878 – 25 November, 1968) was an American writer, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, who published books in several genres.
Edgar Lee Masters (23 August, 1868 – 5 March, 1950) was a poet and biographer from Kansas. A series of poems about his childhood appeared in a St. Louis journal
A biography of the talented actor about career, family & charity work. Mr. Siniseis appreciated just as much for his work with American wounded veterans.
Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination is a well-researched biography which doesn’t put Disney on a pedestal, or takes his side on several issues
Among her many awards and honors, Mrs. Rollins was the first African-American to receive an honorary life membership in the ALA (1972). The children’s room at the Hall Branch Library was named in Rollins’ honor. The Charlemae Hill Rollins Colloquium is held twice a year at North Carolina Central University, where attendees discuss how to improve library services for children.
Gwendolyn Brooks (7 June, 1917 – 3 December, 2000) was an award winning American poet. Ms. Brooks would have been 96 years old today.