Virginia Hamilton

Virginia Hamilton (HM1YZV)

Location: Yellow Springs, OH 45387 Greene County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 48.193', W 83° 53.429'

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Virginia Hamilton was an author who was born in Yellow Springs in 1934, living and writing here much of her life. She referred to her work as " Liberation Literature," focusing on the struggles and journeys of African Americans. Hamilton published more than forty books in a variety of genres, including realistic novels, science fiction, picture books, folktales and mysteries. Some of her most beloved titles include The House of Dies Dreer, M.C. Higgins the Great, Her Stories and If People Could Fly. Her books have had a profound influence on the study of race throughout American history, the achievements of African Americans and the ramifications of racism. Hamilton received numerous rewards for her writing before passing away in 2002. Her work is enshrined at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C.
Year Placed2016
Placed ByDayton Regional STEM School The Ohio History Connection
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Date Added Sunday, June 18th, 2017 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 252543 N 4409914
Decimal Degrees39.80321667, -83.89048333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 48.193', W 83° 53.429'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 48' 11.58" N, 83° 53' 25.74" W
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Area Code(s)937
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 415 Xenia Ave, Yellow Springs OH 45387, US
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