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Knight, Etheridge

  • Name(s)
    • Etheridge Knight
  • Date of Birth
    • April 19, 1931
    • Corinth, Mississippi
  • Date of Death
    • March 10, 1991
    • Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Residence(s)
    • Corinth, Mississippi
    • Hometown: Paducah, McCracken County, Kentucky
    • Indianapolis, Indiana, 1950-1960
    • Imprisoned, 1960-1968
    • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1968-1972
    • Minneapolis, Minnesota, c.1972-1977
    • Memphis, Tennessee, 1977-
    • Indianapolis, Indiana, -1991
  • Education
    • B. A. in criminal justice, Martin Center University, Indianapolis, 1990
    • Dropped out of high school at age 16
  • Life Events
    • Served in the United States Army as a medical technician during the Korean War, 1947-1950
    • Married poet Sonia Sanchez, 1968; divorced, 1970
    • Married Mary McAnally, 1972; separated, 1977
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Inducted into the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame, 2014
    • Shelley Memorial Award, 1984
    • Guggenheim Fellowship, 1974
    • Nominee for the Pulitzer Prize for Belly Song and Other Poems, 1973
    • Nominee for the National Book Award for Belly Song and Other Poems, 1973
    • Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, 1972
    • Grant from the Poetry Society of America
  • Employment
    • Taught at Lincoln University
    • Taught at the University of Hartford
    • Taught at the University of Pittsburgh
    • Editor for Motive magazine, 1968-
    • Writer-in-Residence at the University of Pittsburgh, 1968-1969
    • Served in the United States Army as a medical technician during the Korean War, 1947-1950
    • Shoe shiner
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Poet
    • Writer
    • Activist

Knight, Grant C.

Grant C. Knight

  • Name(s)
    • Grant C. Knight
    • Grant Cochran Knight
  • Date of Birth
    • April 15, 1893
    • Williamsport, Pennsylvania
  • Date of Death
    • March 15, 1956
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
    • Buried at the Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport, Pennsylvania
  • Residence(s)
    • Williamsport, Pennsylvania
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • M.A., Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
    • B.A., Albright College, Myerstown, Pennsylvania (now located in Reading, Pennsylvannia)
  • Life Events
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Honorary Doctorate, Albright College, 1951
    • First professor to receive the Distinguished Professor Award at the University of Kentucky, 1945
  • Employment
    • Professor of English, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 1923-c.1956
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Professor
    • Teacher
    • Writer