Lionel C. Bascom
Lionel C. Bascom is a professor in the Department of Writing, Linguistics, and the Creative Process at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, CT. began his writing career in Tokyo as a news editor for Armed Forces Radio and Television Network. He did reporting and editing stints at the Free Press in Detroit, various bureaus for United Press International and was a writer at Money Magazine and a reporter at Fortune.
For many years, he wrote a wide variety of stories for The New York Times and the New York Times Syndicate. He has published numerous books. The most recent titles include: Harlem: The Crucible of Modern African American Culture (June 2016), The Last Leaf of Harlem, The Uncollected Stories of Dorothy West published in the Fall of 2007 by St. Martin’s Press and The African-American Experience, Greenwood Press, Fall 2008.