Walter White

Walter White

Fellow: Awarded 1927
Field of Study: Fiction

Competition: US & Canada


As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1926—27:

White, Walter (Francis): Appointed to do creative writing in prose, in France, depicting Negro life; tenure, twelve months from July 1, 1927.

Born July 1, 1893, at Atlanta, Georgia. Education: Atlanta University, B.A., 1916.

Engaged in insurance business, Atlanta, Georgia, 1916–1918; Assistant Secretary for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, New York City, 1918—.


Publications: Novels, “The Fire in the Flint,” (1924), “Flight,” (1926); Essay, “Anomalies of the Color Line” in The New Negro, 1925; articles, essays and reviews in the Century, Nation, Crisis, Forum, Bookman, Literary Review, Saturday Review of Literature, New York World, Times, Evening Post.


Photograph credit: Underwood & Underwood

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