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Calvin Ramsey papers

Identifier: aarl-011-001-001


  • 2009 - 2011

Biographical / Historical

Calvin Alexander Ramsey was born in Baltimore, Maryland and grew up in Roxboro, North Carolina.

He had previously attended the Frank Silvera’s Writer’s Workshop, taken classes at UCLA and participated in other creative writing training opportunities. For five years, Calvin Ramsey had also served on the Advisory Board of Special Collections at Emory University's Woodruff Library, in Atlanta, Georgia. Pulling from these experiences and his own inner resources, at age 51, Ramsey launched a career as a playwright.

Ramsey served for 3 years on the Georgia Council for the Arts Theater Panel. He is also a proud recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major for Justice.

A current dual resident of Atlanta, Georgia and New York City, Ramsey has also lived in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, Santa Monica, California and St. Croix, Virgin Islands.

Plays: The Green Book Sherman Town: Baseball, Apple Pie and the Ku Klux Klan Canada Lee Sister Soldier Damaged Virtues Enlightenment Musicals: Somewhere in My Lifetime Bricktop The Age of Possibilities Johnny Mercer Kentucky Avenue Books: The Last Mule of Gee’s Bend: A Civil Rights Story with Bettye Stroud Published 2011 by Lerner Press Ruth and the Green Book with Gwen Strauss Published 2010 by Candlewick Press


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Part of the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African-American Culture and History Repository

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Atlanta GA 30303