Gilbert "Gil" Scott-Heron (April 1949 – May was an American soul and jazz poet, musician, and author known primarily for his work as a spoken word performer in the and and for his collaborative works with musician Brian Jackson.
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Samuel Alfred Beadle was an African American poet and writer. After the Civil War, Beadle moved to Jackson, Mississippi, where he studied and practiced law. born August 17, 1857, in Atlanta, Georgia, died 1932, in Chicago, Illinois