Lucille Clifton

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Birth Name: Thelma Lucille Sayles

Occupation: Poet

Place Of Birth: NY

Date Of Birth: June 27, 1936

Date Of Death: February 13, 2010

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Black

Nationality: American

Lucille Clifton was born on the 27th of June, 1936. She was known for being a Poet. African-American poet and author known for such poetry collections as Good Times and Blessing the Boats. She is also known for her Everett Anderson series, as well as for such children’s books as Three Wishes and The Lucky Stone.

Lucille Clifton was born in NY. She studied at Howard University on a scholarship, but received low grades and transferred to the State University of New York at Fredonia. She was born with six fingers on each hand, as were other women in her family. She had her extra fingers removed when she was a child.

Lucille Clifton was a Cancer and was born in the Silent Generation.

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Lucille Clifton 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.

Thelma Lucille Sayles 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.


Lucille’s Thelma Lucille Sayles attended Fosdick-Masten Park High School and Howard University, Visiting Writer, Columbia University (1995-99), State University of New York at Fredonia.


Lucille Clifton’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and her father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Lucille Clifton’s parents.

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Like many famous people and celebrities, Lucille Clifton kept her personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Lucille Clifton was born in the Year of the Rat.

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REAL NAME: Thelma Lucille Sayles
NICKNAME: Lucille Clifton
AGE GENERATION: Silent Generation
BIRTH DAY: Saturday
DEATH DAY: Saturday



Zodiac Sign: Lucille Clifton was a Cancer. People of this zodiac sign like home-based hobbies, relaxing near or in water, helping loved ones, and dislike strangers, revealing of personal life. The strengths of this sign are being loyal, emotional, sympathetic, tenacious, persuasive, while weaknesses can be moody, pessimistic, suspicious, manipulative and insecure. The greatest overall compatibility with Cancer is Capricorn and Taurus.

Chinese Zodiac: Lucille Clifton was born in the Year of the Rabbit. People born under this sign are clever and charming. They're curious, but sometimes too motivated by money.

Ruling Planet: Lucille Clifton had a ruling planet of Moon and has a ruling planet of Moon and by astrological associations Sunday is ruled by moon. The Moon represents one's nurturing and emotional instinct. People who are born with Moon as the ruling planet are sensitive, nurturing, and usually have fluctuating moods.

Lucille Clifton’s birth sign is Cancer and she had a ruling planet of Moon.

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