Brown, Sterling

Brown, Sterling (Allen)

(1901–89) poet, teacher, writer; born in Washington, D.C. He graduated from Williams College (B.A. 1925), then Harvard (M.A. 1930), and was based in Washington, D.C. He taught primarily at Howard University (1929–69), and is known as a poet and a founder of black literary criticism, as in Negro Poetry and Drama (1937); but above all he was an influential teacher and encourager of African-American writers in the decades before they were being widely recognized.
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Added Michael Brown, Sterling Glen of Roslyn's executive director, "Our guests were considerably impressed with and interested in our newest community.
The first round of the 1988 draft yielded a group of All-Pros or near All-Pros, including Neil Smith, Bennie Blades, Paul Gruber, Tim Brown, Sterling Sharpe, Michael Irvin, Ken Harvey, Keith Jackson, Terry McDaniel, Anthony Miller and Randall McDaniel.