John Edgar Tidwell is associate professor of English at the University of Kansas. All of his degrees are in English: Washburn University (AB, 1969), Creighton University (MA, 1971), and University of Minnesota (Ph.D., 1981). Among several honors, Dr. Tidwell served KU as the Langston Hughes Visiting Professor of English and of African and African American Studies (Spring 1994) and Johnson County Community College as Scholar-in-Residence (February 1999).
Frank Marshall Davis rose to prominence as a poet and journalist during the Depression and the Second World War. Prior to his departure for the Territory of Hawaii in 1948, he found himself the subject of adulation by many readers but also the target of … Read MoreFrank Marshall Davis (1905-1987)