J. H. Clarke And The Civil Rights Movement

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J.H. Clarke promoted acceptance of african culture during the civil rights movement. Clarke was born on January 1, 1915 in Union Springs, Alabama to a Sharecropper and a Laundry Woman. When he was 4 years old, the family farm was severely damaged by a storm. His father decided it was best if the family moves, and they moved to Columbus, Georgia, a mill town. His mother died when he was young and that left his father having to work two jobs as a farmer and a fire tender in the brickyards. While in Columbus, Clarke attended the local schools, making him the first out of nine children in his family to learn how to read. Most of the influence for his books was because of a another scholar, Arthur A, Schomburg. He was of Puerto Rican and African

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