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Gil Scott Heron – The Beginning

The Best of Gil Scott-Heron

The Best of Gil Scott-Heron (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Gil Scott Heron, poet/activist/musician, began his life at Provident Hospital in Chicago in April 1949.  With his early life spent in Tennessee and his teen years in New York, his writing reflected these transitions and the lives he observed. He began writing as a pre-teen which led to his attendance at a prestigious private high school on full scholarship.  He pursued his writing with a fury completing his first two novels The Vulture and The Nigger Factory by the time he was twenty-one years old. They were both well received.
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