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Writing AppalachiaAn Anthology$
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Katherine Ledford and Theresa Lloyd

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780813178790

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813178790.001.0001

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John Edgar Wideman

John Edgar Wideman


(p.379) John Edgar Wideman
Writing Appalachia
Katherine Ledford, Theresa Lloyd
University Press of Kentucky

John Edgar Wideman was born in Washington, DC, and reared in Pittsburgh’s Homewood community, which was predominately African American. At both topranked Peabody High School and the University of Pennsylvania, where he received his BA in 1963, he excelled academically and athletically. He was only the second African American to receive a Rhodes Scholarship (1966) to study at Oxford University. He taught at the University of Iowa’s Writers’ Workshop, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Brown University, and other institutions....

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