Sutton E. Griggs

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Birthday
19, 1872
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Jan 2, 1933 (60)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
19, 1872
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Jan 2, 1933 (60)

About

An African-American author, activist, and minister, he is most famous for his 1899 Utopian novel, Imperium in Imperio, which imagines a separate African-American state. His other works include Overshadowed, Unfettered, and Pointing the Way.

Before Fame

After graduating from the Richmond Theological Seminary, he became a minister at the First Baptist Church in Berkley, Virginia.

Trivia

He published more than thirty books and pamphlets over the course of his career.

Family Life

He was the Texas-born son of a minister and former slave. He married Emma Williams in 1897.

Associated With

He was an admirer of W.E.B. DuBois.