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|Also Known As:||Died:||June 11, 1996|
|Born:||December 26, 1931||Cause of Death:||chronic illness|
|Birth Place:||Americus, Georgia, USA||Profession:||Writer ...|
He was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for best drama for his play "Ceremonies in Dark Old Mem" in 1969
He was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Screenplay in 1972 for "Sounder"
Inducted into the Black Film Makers Hall of Fame in 1979
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