Dudley Randall

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Birthday
14, 1914
Birthplace
Michigan
Death Date
Aug 5, 2000 (86)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
14, 1914
Birthplace
Michigan
Death Date
Aug 5, 2000 (86)

About

African-American poet and publisher whose works include "The Ballad of Birmingham" and "Booker T. and W.E.B." He is also known for "A Poet is Not a Jukebox" and "The Profile on the Pillow."

Before Fame

He studied library science at the University of Michigan and went on to found a publishing company called Broadside Press.

Trivia

He was named Poet Laureate of Detroit in 1981.

Family Life

He was married three times: to Ruby Hudson, Mildred Pinckney, and finally, Vivian Spencer.

Associated With

He was influenced by the work of Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes.

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