Essex Hemphill

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Birth Name: Essex Hemphill

Occupation: Poet

Place Of Birth: Illinois

Date Of Birth: April 16, 1957

Date Of Death: November 4, 1995

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Black

Nationality: American

Essex Hemphill was born on the 16th of April, 1957. He was best known for being a Poet. American poet, essayist, editor, and activist known for his writings on social oppression and the gay community. His literary works include Conditions: Poems (published in 1986) and Ceremonies: Prose and Poetry (published in 1992).

Essex Hemphill was born in Illinois. He was born in Chicago. Early in his career, he published numerous poems in literary journals and contributed essays to Gay Community News, Essence, and other publications. He died at age thirty-eight from complications of AIDS.

Essex Hemphill was a Aries and was born in the Baby Boomers Generation.

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Essex Hemphill was born in 1950s. The 1950s is often viewed as "baby boom" and a period of conformity, when young and old alike followed group norms rather than striking out on their own. The 50s were also the beginning of the Space Race, Cold War and the Civil Rights Movement. Discover what happened on this day.

Essex Hemphill is part of the Baby boomers generation. Also known as "boomers", are the result of the end of World War II, when birth rates across the world spiked. They are associated with a rejection of traditional values. These hippie kids protested against the Vietnam War and participated in the civil rights movement.


Essex’s Essex Hemphill attended Ballou High School and University of the District of Columbia.


Essex Hemphill’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Essex Hemphill’s parents.

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Like many famous people and celebrities, Essex Hemphill kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Essex Hemphill was born in the Year of the Rooster.

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REAL NAME: Essex Hemphill
AGE GENERATION: Baby Boomers Generation
BIRTH DAY: Tuesday
DEATH DAY: Saturday



Zodiac Sign: Essex Hemphill was a Aries. People of this zodiac sign like physical challenges, taking on leadership roles, individual sports and dislike inactivity, delays, and work that doesn't use one's talents. The strengths of this sign are being courageous, determined, confident, enthusiastic, optimistic, while weaknesses can be to be impatient, moody, short-tempered, impulsive and aggressive. The greatest overall compatibility with Aries is Libra and Leo.

Chinese Zodiac: Essex Hemphill was born in the Year of the Dragon. People born under this sign are honest, observant and hardworking. They seldom rely on other people in daily life, which can make them impatient when dealing with others.

Ruling Planet: Essex Hemphill had a ruling planet of Mars and has a ruling planet of Mars and by astrological associations Tuesday is ruled by Mars. This planet symbolizes the principle of assertive drive and energy. People who are born with Mars as the ruling planet have huge drive, aggression and commpetitiveness.

Essex Hemphill’s birth sign is Aries and he had a ruling planet of Mars.

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