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Birth Name: Etheridge Knight

Occupation: Poet

Place Of Birth: Mississippi

Date Of Birth: April19, 1931

Date Of Death: March 10, 1991

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Black

Nationality: American

Etheridge Knight was born on the 19th of April, 1931. He was best known for being a Poet. African-American poet associated with the Black Arts Movement and known for Poems from Prison (published in 1968). His other literary works include A Poem for Brother Man, The Idea of Ancestry, and Born of a Woman.

Etheridge Knight was born in Mississippi. He escaped poverty by working as a United States Army medic. Sadly, he later served time in prison for robbery. He was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and won both a National Endowment for the Arts Grant and a Guggenheim Fellowship between 1972 and 1974.

Etheridge Knight was a Aries and was born in the Silent Generation.

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Etheridge Knight was born in 1930s. The 1930s were called the Great Depression (1929-1939). It was the worst economic downturn in the history of the industrialized world. Despite the Great Depression, Hollywood and popular film production flourished. Radio was the main source of entertainment, information, and political propaganda, and jazz, blues, gospel, and folk music, became immensely popular. Discover what happened on this day.

Etheridge Knight is part of the Silent Generation, which followed after the G.I. Generation. As young adults during the McCarthy Era, many members of this generation felt it was dangerous to speak out. They were too young to see action in World War II and too old to participate in the fun of the Summer of Love.


Etheridge’s Etheridge Knight attended Martin Center University.


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

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Etheridge Knight was born in the Year of the Goat.

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REAL NAME:Etheridge Knight
AGE GENERATION:Silent Generation



Zodiac Sign: Etheridge Knight 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: Etheridge Knight was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign enjoy being alone with their thoughts. They're creative thinkers, economic, cautitous and appreciate the arts, they can also be indecisive.

Ruling Planet: Etheridge Knight 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.

Etheridge Knight’s birth sign is Aries and he had a ruling planet of Mars.

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