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Braithwaite, William Stanley Beaumont

Born: 1878 AD
Died: 1962 AD, at 83 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Writers


1878 -  Born on the 6th of December in Boston, Massachusetts. He was a writer, poet and literary critic.

1890 - At the age of 12, upon the death of his father, Braithwaite was forced to quit school to support his family.

1893 - At age 15 he apprenticed to a typesetter for the Boston publisher, Ginn & Co., where he discovered an affinity for lyric poetry and begun to write his own poems.

1904-1948 - William Stanley Braithwaite published three volumes of his own poetry   Lyrics of Life and Love, The House of Falling Leaves and Selected Poems.

1906-1929 - He contributed to the Boston Evening Transcript, eventually becoming its literary editor.

        - He also wrote articles, reviews and poetry for many other periodicals and journals, including Atlantic Monthly, the New York Times, and the New Republic.

1918 - He was awarded the Spingarn Medal by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

1935 - Braithwaite assumed a professorship of creative literature at Atlanta University.

1946 - He, his wife, Emma Kelly, and their seven children moved to Sugar Hill, a neighbourhood in Harlem, New York, where Braithwaite continued to write and publish poetry, essays and anthologies.

1962 - He died in Harlem on the 8th of June.


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