Mari Evans

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Birthday
16, 1923
Birthplace
Toledo, OH
Death Date
Oct 3, 2017 (94)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
16, 1923
Birthplace
Toledo, OH
Death Date
Oct 3, 2017 (94)

About

African-American poet, author, and dramatist known for a 1970 poetry collection entitled I am a Black Woman. Her other works include Where is the Music (poems), Jim Flying High (children's fiction), and River of My Song (stage play).

Before Fame

She studied fashion design at the University of Toledo before settling on a writing career.

Trivia

She often worked as an activist for the cause of prison reform.

Family Life

She was raised in Toledo, Ohio. She later produced a television program in Indianapolis, Indiana and taught at several universities, including Indiana University, Purdue, and Cornell.

Associated With

She based her 1979 musical theatre piece, Eyes, on Their Eyes Were Watching God, a famous novel by Zora Neale Hurston.