Etheridge Knight Death
Etheridge passed away on March 10, 1991 at the age of 59 in Indianapolis, IN.
When did Etheridge Knight die?March 10, 1991
How old was Etheridge Knight when died?59
Where did Etheridge Knight die? What was the location of death?Indianapolis, IN
Etheridge Knight Birthday and Date of Death
Etheridge Knight was born on April 19, 1931 and died on March 10, 1991. Etheridge was 59 years old at the time of death.
Birthday: April 19, 1931
Date of Death: March 10, 1991
Age at Death: 59
Etheridge Knight - Biography
Etheridge Knight (April 19, 1931 – March 10, 1991) was an African-American poet who made his name in 1968 with his debut volume, Poems from Prison. The book recalls in verse his eight-year-long sentence after his arrest for robbery in 1960. By the time he left prison, Knight had prepared a second volume featuring his own writings and works of his fellow inmates. This second book, first published in Italy under the title Voce negre dal carcere, appeared in English in 1970 as Black Voices from Prison. These works established Knight as one of the major poets of the Black Arts Movement, which flourished from the early 1960s through the mid-1970s. With roots in the Civil Rights Movement, Malcolm X and the Nation of Islam, and the Black Power Movement, American artists within the movement sought to create politically engaged work that explored the African-American cultural and historical experience.