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This Day in Georgia History

September 05, 1916

Frank Yerby Born

Famous African-American author Frank Yerby was born in Augusta, Georgia. Noted for his popular works of historical fiction, Yerby moved to Spain in 1955 because of the racial discrimination he saw in the U.S. He died in Madrid on Nov. 29, 1991.

To view an image of Frank Yerby, see the Digital Library of Georgia.