Berry, Faith D.

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BERRY, Faith D.

BERRY, Faith D. American, b. 1939. Genres: Literary criticism and history, Biography, Translations, Humanities, Essays, Cultural/Ethnic topics, Writing/Journalism, Race relations. Career: New Yorker, NYC, editorial assistant, 1962-64; freelance writer, editor, and translator in Paris, France, and Washington, DC, 1964-70; National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, assistant editor, 1972-75; Dispatch News Service International, senior editor, 1972; WETA-TV, Washington, DC, staff writer, 1975-78; President's Advisory Committee for Women, Washington, DC, media coordinator, 1979; U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, DC, speechwriter for Women's Bureau, 1980; Faith Berry and Associates, partner, 1980-82; Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, professor of American literature and comparative literature, 1988-93; University of California, Santa Barbara, professor of Afro-American literature, 1993-. Appointed to Task Force on Africa, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 1977. Publications: (ed. and author of intro.) Good Morning Revolution: Uncollected Social Protest Writings by Langston Hughes, 1973; Langston Hughes: Before and beyond Harlem; A Biography, 1983; (ed. and author of intro.) J. Saunders Redding, A Scholar's Conscience: Selected Writings, 1992. Contributor of articles and reviews to books, newspapers and magazines. Address: c/o Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, 552 University Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-0002, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]