Sterling A. Brown

Sterling A. Brown

Fellow: Awarded 1937
Field of Study: Poetry

Competition: US & Canada

Education: Howard University

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1937–38:

BROWN, STERLING ALLEN:  Appointed for creative writing; tenure, twelve months from October 1, 1937.

Born May 1, 1901, at Washington, D. C.  Education:  Williams College, A.B., 1922; Harvard University, A.M., 1923.

Professor of English, 1923–26, Virginia Theological Seminary and College; Professor of Literature, 1926–28, Lincoln University; Professor of English, 1928–29, Fisk University; Assistant Professor of English, 1929—, Howard University. Visiting Professor, Atlanta University, Summers, 1934–36.

Publications:  Outline For Study of Poetry by American Negroes, 1931; Southern Road, 1932. Essays, poems, and reviews in Folk-say, Readings from Negro Authors, Journal of Negro History, Journal of Negro Education, Opportunity, Christian Century, New Masses, New Republic, Partisan Review and Anvil.

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