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Steele, Shelby Jr.

Born: 1946 AD
Currently alive, at 73 years of age.

1946 – Born on January 1st in Chicago, Illinois. Political commentator and essayist.

1968 – Steele graduated from Coe College and went on to earn his master’s degree in sociology from Southern Illinois University.

1974 – Steele attended the University of Utah, where he taught black literature and studied for his Ph.D. after earning a Ph.D. in English.

1990 – Received an Emmy for Seven Days in Bensonhurst (PBS Frontline).

         – Wrote a nonfiction book, The Content Of Our Character: A New Vision of Race in America.

1991 – Received the National Book Critics Circle Award for The Content of Our Character.

1994 – A research fellow at Hoover Institution.

2004 – Recipient of the National Humanities Medal.

2006 – Wrote another nonfiction book, White Guilt: How Blacks & Whites Together Destroyed the Promise of the Civil Rights Era.