Angela Jackson was born July 25, 1951 in Greenville, Mississippi and is poet, novelist, playwright. She was a twenty-year member of the OBAC (Organization of Black American Culture) Writers Workshop, succeeding the late Hoyt W. Fuller as its Chair. Born in Greenville, Mississippi and raised on Chicago’s Southside, she was educated at Northwestern and the University of Chicago. She received an American Book Award in 1985 for Solo in the Boxcar Third Floor E. She received another American Book Award in 2009 for Where I Must Go.
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