John A. Williams

John A. Williams

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John Alfred Williams (born 5 December 1925) is an African American author, journalist and academic. Williams was born in Jackson, Mississippi, and, after naval service in World War II, graduated in 1950 from Syracuse University. His novels, which include The Angry Ones (1960) and The Man Who Cried I Am (1967) are mainly about the black experience in white America. The Man Who Cried I Am, a fictionalized account of the life and death of Richard Wright, introduced the King Alfred Plan - a fictional CIA-led scheme supporting an international effort to eliminate people of African descent. This "plan" has since been cited as fact by some members of the Black Community and conspiracy theorists. In the early 1980s, Williams and the composer and flautist Leslie Burrs, with the agreement of Mercer Ellington, started to collaborate on the completion of Queenie Pie, an opera by Duke Ellington which had been left unfinished at his death. The project fell through, and the opera was eventually completed by other hands.show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 168g
  • Frac Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134918393
  • 9786134918398