American journalist, poet, and politics activist known for his work in race relations as well as the labour movement. He examined commercial journalism at Kansas Condition Agricultural University, where he also obtained a pastime in poetry. He was an associate of several groups focused on equal rights, like the Civil Privileges Congress, as well as the Chicago Civil Liberties Committee. He was wedded to Thelma Boyd for thirteen years and Helen Canfield for 24 years. He previously five kids, one kid and four daughters. He was a modern of the writer Richard Wright.