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This Day in Georgia History

April 22, 1882

Benjamin Brawley Born

Educator and prolific author Benjamin Brawley was born in Benedict, S.C. He became a professor of English, teaching at Morehouse College and Howard and Shaw universities. Brawley also served as dean of Morehouse College, where he wrote a history of the school. Among his long list of of book were A Short History of the American Negro, Negro Builders and Heroes, Early Black American Writers, The Negro in Literature and Art in the United States, and A New Survey of English Literature. He died on Feb. 1, 1939.