Teacher, editor. Born– January 1, 1915, Union Springs. Parents– John and Willella (Mays) Clarke. Married– Eugenia Evans, December 24, 1961. Children– Three. Married– Sybille Williams, 1997. Education– New York University, 1948-1952; New School for Social Research, 1956-1958. Feature writer for the Pittsburgh Courier, Pittsburgh, and for the Ghana Evening News, Accra, Ghana, 1957-1958; associate editor of Freedomways, a magazine, after 1962. Consultant on black history and heritage to several publishers and a television network; lectured on these subjects for special programs at several universities, including Hunter College, Columbia University, Cornell University, and New York University. Contributed articles to Negro History Bulletin, Chicago Defender, Journal of Negro Education, Phylon, Presence Africaine, and other periodicals. Honors– Carter G. Woodson Award for excellence in teaching, 1958 and 1971; University of Denver, L.H.D., 1970. Died July 16, 1998.


Contemporary Authors, Vol. 53.


Black Americans, Immigrants Against Their Will. Atlanta; Atlanta University, 1974.

Black-White Alliances, 1970. S.l.; s.n., 197?

Dimensions of the Struggle Against Apartheid. New York; African Heritage Studies Association, 1979.

The Influence of African Cultural Continuity on the Slave Revolts in South America and in the Caribbean Islands. Atlanta; Atlanta University, 1974.

Rebellion in Rhyme. Prairie City, Ill.; Decker Press, 1948.


American Negro Short Stories. New York; Hill & Wang, 1966.

Harlem. New York; New American Library, 1970.

Harlem, a Community in Transition. New York; Citadel, 1965.

Harlem, U.S.A. Berlin; Seven Seas Books, 1964.

Malcolm X. New York; Macmillan, 1969.

Pan-Africanism and the Liberation of Southern Africa. New York; African Heritage Studies Association, 1978.

William Styron’s Nat Turner. Boston; Beacon Press, 1968.


Black Titan. Boston; Beacon Press, 1970.

Marcus Garvey and the Vision of Africa. New York; Random House, 1974.

Slave Trade and Slavery. New York; Holt, 1970.

What’s it All About? New York; Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1969.