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.
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