Frank Marshall Davis


Biography of Frank Marshall Davis

Frank Marshall Davis (December 31, 1905 – July 26, 1987) was an American journalist, poet, and political and labor movement activist.

Davis began his career writing for African-American newspapers in Chicago. He moved to Atlanta, where he became the editor of the paper he turned into the Atlanta Daily World before moving back to Chicago. During this time, he was outspoken about political and social issues, while also covering topics that ranged from sports to music. His poetry work was sponsored by the Works Progress Administration (WPA).

In the late 1940s, he moved to Honolulu, Hawaii, where he ran a small business. He also became involved in local labor issues where his actions were tracked by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Davis died in 1987 in Hawaii.

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