1916 – Born on October 12th in Charleston, South Carolina. African-American playwright, novelist, and actress, known for her realistic stories about the enduring optimism of black Americans.
1925 – Her parents separated when Alice was 9, and she moved to Harlem to live with her maternal grandmother.
1940 – She studied and participated in theatrical productions at the American Negro Theater.
1949 – She wrote, directed, and starred in her first play, Florence.
1952 – Wrote play "Gold through the Trees". The 1st play by a black woman to be staged professionally in America.
1956 – Her play, Trouble in Mind, won the Obie Award for the best off-Broadway play.
1994 – Died of cancer on August 14th in New York.