National Black Writers Conference 2014: A Look at the Honorees

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  • Conference at Medgar Evers College
  • Derek Walcott
  • Margaret Burroughs
  • Maryse Condé
  • Quincy Troupe
  • Walter Mosely

Margaret Burroughs

The late Margaret Burroughs, an artist and writer, was born in 1915 in St. Rose, Louisiana. She was a leader in African-American culture and arts in Chicago, including helping to found the DuSable Museum. She also published poetry and children’s books, one entitled Jasper the Drummer Boy. Borroughs died at the age of 95 in 2010. 

(Photo: Courtesy of the Center for Black Literature)

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