|Birth Day||June 20, 1858|
|Age||161 YEARS OLD|
An American author and political activist, he wrote novels dealing with the theme of race. The Marrow of Tradition remains one of his most famous works.
After passing the bar exam, he established a legal stenography business.
He was seven-eighths white, but he identified himself as an African American.
He married Susan Perry in 1878.
He was invited to Mark Twain's 70th birthday party.