John Oliver Killens was an American writer and activist known for his politicall…


John Oliver Killens was an American writer and activist known for his politically charged novels and his contributions to the Black Arts Movement and as a founder of the Harlem Writers Guild. Killens was born January 14, 1916, in Macon, Georgia, to Charles Myles Killens Sr., a restaurant manager, an…John Oliver Killens was an American writer and activist known for his politically charged novels and his contributions to the Black Arts Movement and as a founder of the Harlem Writers Guild. Killens was born January 14, 1916, in Macon, Georgia, to Charles Myles Killens Sr., a restaurant manager, and Willie Lee Coleman, an insurance […] The post John Oliver Killens: Writer and Activist Known for Politically Charged Novels appeared first on Black Then .